History & Geography
Salena Estate Wines is a family owned grape grower and producer premium wines, based in South Australia’s Riverland region. The company was established in 1998 by wine identities Bob and Sylvia Franchitto and named after their daughter Salena. Salena Estate is a truly vertically integrated enterprise. It does everything from growing their own grapes, through to packaging and shipping to markets across the globe. Salena Estate Wines is one of the largest producers of organic red wine in Australia. We produce approximately 150,000 cases of organic wine annually from approximately 108 hectares of vineyards since we converted just under half of our property in 2009. Becoming certified organic is a 3-year process to convert a vineyard from normal production to organic production. What this means is that the grapes are grown, and the wine is made with no synthetic in-puts, artificial chemicals, pesticides, weedicide, fertilizers and GMO’s (genetically modified organisms).