Gourmet Traveller Wine - June/July 2011

"For self-contained luxury, your dream abode is The Kirche @ Charles Melton (Krondorf Rd, Tanunda, 08 8563 3606, Charlie Melton and Virginia Weckert of Charles Melton Wines have converted the 1864 church at the front of their vineyard into a glorious B&B with a large kitchen filled with gourmet provisions.”

Style, Brisbane – June 2011

“The final stop of the day was Charles Melton, where we tasted a selection of the reds all produced from his single vineyard. We spent that night at The Kirche, which was built on the property in 1862 as a Lutheran Church.

Complete with a cheese platter and bottle of wine, gourmet breakfast provisions, a herb garden, Christian Dior bathrobes, a fireplace and a bathroom with views across the vineyards, there is certainly nothing left to be desired.”

Guests Comments

To Virginia and Team,

We have had a lovely, relaxing few days here in the Barossa.  We have enjoyed staying at The Kirche and we will have lovely memories of our visit.  Thank you 

Judy Green and Jennifer and Geoff Cork    October 2012


Dear Virginia & Charlie,

Thanks for making our stay so fantastic.  The attention to detail in this fabulous B & B is unsurpassed.  Thanks for thinking of everything and some. 

Thank you!

Doug, Nikki and Maggie Govan    September 2012

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We said we'd be back, and here we are!  Thank you Virginia and Charlie for once again allowing us to share your slice of heaven here at The Kirche.  It has been wonderful - pure indulgence!  We shall return. 

Jo and Rob Sumner    July 2012

Dear Virginia and Charlie,

Thank you for providing an environment that reminds you how to relax and enjoy life.  We already are planning our return again, for the third time!  Thank you. 

Ryan and Bianca Flynn    June 2012

Dear Virginia, family and the Charles Melton Team,

Thank you for a beautiful experience in the Barossa.  We loved the cellar door experience - great wines, food and banter!  The Kirche is stunning!  We all want to live here!  We had a wonderful time relaxing in the garden, walking in the nearby cellar doors and cooking some fantastic Barossa produce from the Farmer's Market.  This is the best self-contained accommodation we've experienced - you've decorated it beautifully and thought of everything to make the stay fantastic.  Thank you!   

Martin, Louise, Sam and Lisa    April 2012 

Dear Charlie and Virginia,

Thank you for such a beautiful stay in the Barossa.  The Kirche is such a comfy "home away from home".  We felt like there was nothing we needed.  Lunch up at your winery and hearing from Charlie about your single vineyards; buying peaches from Maggie Beer at the Farmer's Market; home cooked dinners on The Kirche's veranda; lazy summer days watching the tennis finals with the breeze blowing across the room - nothing could be better.  Thank you.

Priscilla and David Bryans    January 2012