Saltire Estate was born in 2006 when the Leslie family acquired land that was originally part of the much larger George Hunter Estate established by the Sydney restauranteur, Oliver Shaul in the 1970s. Our Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot vines are all that remain of the 500 acre estate.
Not many people know that the original vines planted in the Hunter Valley were planted by proud Scot, James Busby in the early 1830s. Known as the father of Australian wine, Busby brought 500 cuttings from Europe to Australia and planted them in the Hunter region of Belford. It is from these vines that the majority of existing Hunter Valley vineyards were propagated.
Owned by an Australian/Scottish family, Saltire Estate welcome ex-pats, Outlander fans and lovers of fine wine on Saturday & Sundays each weekend unless we are off site attending a festival and making new friends.