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The Elderton Wines Blog

Finalist in the South Australian Tourism Awards!

We are excited to be named as a finalist in the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards! Wish us luck as we hope to be named SA’s best Cellar Door experience. Congratulations also to the other Barossa businesses named as finalists in the Awards – Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, Seppeltsfield, Vasse Virgin, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers, Steinys Traditional Mettwurst and Kies Family Wines. What are… more info

Tips for visiting the Barossa in Spring

11 October 2019 by Jess Ruciack   The Barossa is a fantastic place to visit year-round, with each season having its own perks. If you are planning on visiting the Barossa this spring, we’ve put together some information that might be handy and some insider tips and thoughts on what to see and do while… more info

We love to study (wine)!

by Cameron Ashmead The Ashmeads love wine and hopefully that shows through with the Elderton range. We work, study and when all the work is done we play wine. We love travelling to far flung regions around the globe to study how other wineries ply their craft. In what is now a five year tradition,… more info

Award season – we’re in the running

by Jess Ruciack The latter half of the year is award season for the wine industry. And whilst the general public is more aware that the Brownlow or Dally M are nearly upon us, we are looking forward to awards nights for the following, in which we are finalists: Great Wine Capitals – Best of… more info

Meet Elderton’s new Winemaker – Brock Harrison

by Allister Ashmead At Elderton, we love a good story. Neil and Lorraine Ashmead started this story nearly 40 years ago when they moved to the Barossa. They ambitiously started a fledgling winery against the odds, which over many decades of hard work and determination has evolved into one of one of the Barossa’s, and… more info

New release – 2017 Barossa Shiraz

by Jess Ruciack Barossa Shiraz. A wine category known world-wide. It’s what our region is most famous for. And the great thing is that Barossa Shiraz is not just one wine, or one style. It can be made in so many ways. We love our Barossa Shiraz. And we’re excited to let you know that… more info

Halliday Wine Companion latest reviews

  Thursday, 8 August 2019 saw the release of the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion – a much anticipated day in the Australian wine calendar. We are pleased to share with you some great results for Elderton! Elderton has again been awarded five red stars by Halliday Wine Companion, signifying Elderton is an “Outstanding winery regularly… more info

What difference does soil make?

by Jess Ruciack We love having visitors in our Cellar Door from around the state, the country and the world. Each visitor has a different knowledge of wine, winemaking and viticulture. As such, we get some great questions from our visitors that allow us to provide insight into the influence that the environment and the… more info

2020 Scholarship recipient announced

by Jess Ruciack We are excited to announce that Lauren Hutton is the recipient of the 2020 Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship! Lauren is currently studying a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide, in her third year of the four year degree. “This scholarship gives us the opportunity to give back to… more info

Cam’s blog – June 2019

by Cameron Ashmead Hello Eldertonians I am fresh off a recent European jaunt, where I visited the Czech Republic, Germany and the UK.  It was great, if only because the Barossa is ice cold and sometimes wet at the moment and it was almost summer over there. The Czech Republic is just beautiful and full… more info