Salter Brothers has added another luxury retreat to its portfolio – its first in South Australia – with the acquisition of 225-acre property Kingsford The Barossa.

Built in 1856, on the edge of South Australia’s wine country, Kingsford The Barossa was once home to a wealthy nineteenth-century pastoralist and, in the 1990s, was the setting for Channel 9’s hit series McLeod’s Daughters.

Today, the property is recognised as of Australia’s finest luxury retreats following a two year, multi-million-dollar redevelopment by owners Leanne and Stefan Ahrens.

The retreat, which consists of 16-suites, Orleana restaurant and extensive conference facilities, will be managed by Salter Brothers Hospitality.

“We are delighted to acquire this beautiful property, which will complement our existing portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and retreats,” said Salter Brothers Managing Director, Paul Salter

“We look forward to the opportunity to put Salter Brothers touches on a premium asset, with plans to expand the property, allowing more guests to experience this amazing piece of South Australian heritage, in the surrounds of the Barossa.”

Owners Stefan and Leanne Ahrens said they look forward to seeing the property elevated to new heights.

“We are proud of what we have built at Kingsford The Barossa and look forward to seeing the property become a significant Australian tourism destination under Salter Brothers Hospitality management and their luxury lifestyle brands Spicers Retreats and Ardour Hotels & Estates,” they said.  

“We are excited for the property to really go to the next level under Salter’s ownership.”