The Elderton Wines Blog

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

Chocolate and Wine – a match made in heaven

  On Sunday we had the pleasure of hosting Deniz Karaca of Cuvee Chocolate at Cellar Door. In 2014 Deniz founded Cuvée Chocolate, Australia’s only artisan chocolate crafted to compliment wine. Executive Pastry Chef & Chocolatier Deniz Karaca has made a name for himself in the Australian chocolate & dessert scene after being named the #1 chocolatier… more info

To decant or not to decant…

by Jess Ruciack To decant or not to decant… this is a question we often receive at Elderton regarding our red wines. Firstly, what is decanting? It is the function of pouring a bottle of wine into another glass container and serves two main purposes: keeping sediment out of your glass, and aerating the wine. Sediment… more info

Be Consumed by the Barossa – visiting in Spring

by Jess Ruciack The Barossa is a fantastic place to visit year-round, with each season having its own perks. Spring is the time of bud-burst, where the vines come out of their winter slumber and put all their energy into a new year of producing grapes. Early in the season you will also see blankets… more info

Recipe – Earl Grey Panna Cotta

by Jess Ruciack Recipe provided by Justin Miles from Windy Point Restaurant On Friday, 10 August, we held a Commander Seasonal Lunch at Cellar Door. We were excited to have Chef Justin Miles from Windy Point Restaurant as our guest chef at Elderton Wines. He created a delicious 5-course lunch which matched beautifully with our… more info