Salitage is a premium fine wine producer located in the beautiful and
spectacular viticultural region of Pemberton, in the south west of Western
John and Jenny Horgan entered the fine wine business more than two
decades ago as pioneers in the fledgling Margaret River region. In the
late 70's John worked and studied under the guidance of Robert Mondavi
in Oakville, California and in 1985 purchased an equity in the famous
Premier Cru winery, Domaine de la Pousse D'or in the Cote D'or region
of Burgundy. This collective experience, spanning 25 years in
Australia, USA, and France led to the establishment of Salitage at
Pemberton, Western Australia.
The name "Salitage" is an acronym for the names of Jenny &
John Horgan's four children: Sarah, Lisa, Tamara and Gerard. The Salitage label is made exclusively from fruit grown on the Salitage estate.
The Treehouse label contains Salitage fruit and is complimented with
some other varieties grown in adjacent vineyards around Pemberton.
Treehouse was named after the grandchildren's Treehouse.
The Salitage vineyards are planted on elevated ironstone gravelly soils
and together with the cool and even temperatures during the ripening period,
contribute equally to enable them to produce wines which have structural
complexity and intense fruit flavours.
Salitage is a family winery producing 25,000 cases per year. Their wines
can be found throughout Australia and are exported to 15 countries around