The Elderton Wines Blog

Behind the Vines Tasting Experience

by Elderton Wines Cellar Door   Have you ever wondered just what it takes to make great wine? What the difference really is between the thousands of litres of wines produced in Australia and the few truly celebrated great wines of the world? Behind the Vines is the ultimate wine experience for discerning wine lovers. The… more info

Command vineyard turns 125!

by Jess Ruciack Guess what! The Command Shiraz vineyard is celebrating its 125th birthday this year! This is an outstanding achievement for a vineyard. As you’ve heard us say many times, we are proud to be custodians of the Command Shiraz vineyard, planted in 1894. When Neil and Lorraine and their boys moved to the Elderton… more info

Back to it!

by Cameron Ashmead   It’s 2019 and January already has finished. Incredible. On behalf of the entire Ashmead family and staff here at Elderton I hope that you and your families had great Christmas and New Year’s period and a relaxing January. Perhaps there were a few bottles of Elderton in the mix as well…. more info

It’s Tour Down Under time!

by Jess Ruciack We love it when the Tour Down Under comes to town! Such a festive atmosphere comes over the state, as towns dress up with bike-themed decorations and people flock to each stage to cheer on the riders. 2019 is the 21st birthday of the Tour Down Under! First staged in 1999, the… more info

Festive season at Cellar Door

  Hi everyone, Just wanted to keep you updated about our Cellar Door opening times over the festive season, so you can plan your Barossa winery touring!   We are open only 10am – 12pm on Friday, 21 December due to our staff Christmas party, so if you’re planning on visiting that day, please come… more info

A Christmas Degustation Feast

  Perfect for a celebration with family and friends over the festive season, here is a menu to set your mouths watering just thinking about food and wine pairings. Pairings as suggested by Allister (who is a very good cook, but isn’t available for hire to create this meal – trust me, I’ve already asked! – Jess)… more info

Tips for visiting the Barossa in Summer – Be Consumed

by Jess Ruciack The Barossa is a fantastic place to visit year-round, with each season having its own perks. Summer is the time of lush green canopies in the vineyard, in stark contrast to the golden paddocks of grain being harvested. The long arms of each vine leaning out to support each other and protect… more info

Special Release – 2016 Elderton Fifteen Shiraz

by Jess Ruciack Today, 13 November is an exciting day on the Elderton calendar! For today we announce a new Special Release – 2016 Elderton Fifteen Shiraz. Allister Ashmead, Co-Managing Director of Elderton, notes, “2016 was an exceptional harvest in the Barossa, to which lovers of Elderton would already attest based on the humble releases… more info

Elderton wins Best of Wine Tourism Award

Elderton Wines Cellar Door Wins Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Award Cameron and Allister Ashmead, Co-Managing Directors of Elderton Wines, are delighted to share that Elderton Wines was announced as the winner of Wine Tourism Services at the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards on Thursday, 8 November 2018 at the Great… more info

15CLUB – a celebration of the 2016 Elderton Fifteen Shiraz

by Jess Ruciack On the beautifully sunny, perfect Barossa afternoon of Saturday 20 October 2018, we hosted a gathering of some our most fervent and loyal supporters to celebrate the upcoming release of the 2016 Elderton Fifteen Shiraz. This annual tasting and dinner is our way to say thank you to the very best supporters of Elderton,… more info