Charles Melton Wines
|Charles Melton Wines|
|Location||Tanunda, South Australia, Australia|
|Appellation||Barossa Valley (wine)|
|Key people||Charles Melton
|Known for||Nine Popes|
|Varietals||Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon|
Melton continued work at Peter Lehmann Wines until 1986 when he and his wife Virginia established Charles Melton Wines.
On 20 October 2007, Melton was inducted into the "Barons of the Barossa", an organisation that recognises people that have made a significant contribution to the Barossa Valley wine community.
The most well known wine produced by Charles Melton is the Nine Popes. It is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. The first vintage of this wine was produced in 1988, and it was the first GSM blend made in the Barossa Valley. Langton's Classification of Australian Wine placed this wine at the level of "Excellent" in 2000 and "Distinguished" in 2005 and 2010.
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