Pemberton, Western Australia
The name Salitage was derived from the Christian names of John and Jenny Horgan’s 4 children, Sarah, Lisa, Tamara and Gerard. It is a premium fine wine producer located in the beautiful and spectacular viticultural region of Pemberton. Salitage is dedicated to producing the highest quality wine. Compatible climate and suitable soil types are fundamental to this objective and Salitage is blessed with both. 

The Treehouse name originated some years ago from their grandchildren’s playhouse built in the forest on their property and continues the tradition of relating their brands back to the “Salitage Kids”. The Treehouse wines are made in the Salitage winery by their winemaker Patrick Coutts and these outstanding wines are greatly commendable for drinkers’ enjoyment.

- James Halliday 5-Star Winery

Treehouse Chardonnay Verdelho 2007 (RV)

70% Chardonnay, 30% Verdelho. Stonefruit aromas of peach and nectarine with subtle mineral nuances. The palate shows rich fruit with good texture supported by balanced acidity leading to a clean lingering fruit and mineral finish.
Commended: Decanter World Wine Awards ‘07

Treehouse Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (RV)

100% Sauvignon Blanc. A range of tropical fruit aromas suggestive of stonefruit and passionfruit, coupled with gooseberry and dried herbs. In the mouth the wine has good fruit flavour and richness with crisp acidity and a lingering finish.
90 points: James Halliday (2009 vintage)

Unwooded Chardonnay 2008 (RV)

Pink grapefruit and peach aromatics. Palate shows strong fruit drive with stonefruit and citrus flavours, some nutty yeast lees character, a richly textured mid palate shows mineral notes and finishes crisply and cleanly. An excellent example of pure unadulterated Chardonnay fruit.
Commended: Decanter World Wine Awards ‘06 (2005 vintage)

Treehouse Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2006 (RV)

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc. Mid red colour. Berry fruit aromas of blackcurrant and mulberry with dried herb and subtle oak background. Ripe berry fruit flavours, nice mid palate texture and weight give way to fine grained fruit and oak tannins.

Treehouse Pinot Noir 2008/2009 (RV)

Plum red colour of medium intensity. Aromatics of wild strawberry, red cherry, hints of white pepper and wood spice. Cherry flavours with a fleshy and textured palate lead to a soft balanced finish. The wine shows pleasing complexity, length of flavour with lovely moderated oak tannins. A balanced and approachable young Pinot offering excellent early drinking with a wide range of food styles.
90 points: Ray Jordan’s Wine Guide 2011
Best Wine – Old & New Other White Varietals & Blends Category: Lianhe Zaobao Annual Wine Review Challenge

Pinot Noir 2007 (RV)

Good depth of colour of medium intensity. Aroma of plum, black cherry, raspberry, aniseed, white pepper and mocha. The palate reveals dark cherry Pinot flavours, silky mid palate with a savoury oak background. Impressive fruit length and fine lingering tannins.
96 points & “Best in the West”: Ray Jordan (2009 vintage)
94 points: James Halliday (2008 vintage)
92 points: Gourmet Traveller WINE’s 100 Top New Release Wines (Apr/May 2011) (2008 vintage)