The Making Of A Dream Come True!

Since 1990

Our story begins in 1990, when two friends with a passion for fine wine and horses created Saddler’s Creek Wines – named after a little creek located in the Upper Hunter Valley.

Building upon the winery’s Hunter heritage of premium Semillon releases, Saddler’s Creek over time gained a reputation for premium robust reds.

In 2005, a friend and Club Equus member introduced his friend, who then introduced his friend, to the iconic “Bluegrass” Cabernet Sauvignon and the Club Equus membership…

and so began Frank Laureti’s long time relationship and love of Saddler’s Creek Wines.

Frank was so impressed with Saddler’s Creek Wines that when an opportunity presented itself to invest back in 2014, he had a “Victor Kiam” moment (he of Remington shaver fame ), “He loved the stuff”… and purchased the winery, lock, stock and barrel!

Now, together with his wife Wendy and brother Serge and Irina, they continue the proud tradition of producing wines with passion. Like Frank always says when enjoying a Saddler’s wine – “It’s not a glass of full bodied, fruit driven red with hints of blackberries… it’s good times with your friends and family in a glass.”

Growing up there was never a meal without a glass of wine, it became the Laureti way of life

Frank Laureti
Proud Co-Owner
Original CLUB EQUUS member CE1461

The Laureti’s winemaking heritage dates back to the beloved father and pater to the brothers, Alessandro Laureti. Alessandro produced wine in Italy before migrating to Australia in the 1950s – arriving with only a single suitcase and dreams in hand to build a better life for his family. Like so many other wine-loving immigrants, Alessandro embedded into the family culture the timeless values of enjoying life’s simple pleasures: Delighting in time spent with family and friends, all the while enjoying the pleasures of good food and great wine!

Frank, Wendy and Serge love sharing this family tradition with anyone who visits Saddler’s Creek Winery and especially their Club Equis Members. The extended family.