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The Elderton Wines Blog

Elderton’s scholarship recipients – where are they now?

by Jess Ruciack I recently caught up with past recipients of the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship and thought we’d share their great stories with you! Thomas Darmody Our inaugural scholarship recipient in 2016, Thomas is involved with the Clare Wine Show had a wine named runner-up in the 2018 Hot 100 Wines . Where has… more info

Elderton Wines – Celebrating 40 Vintages

“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.” – Benjamin Franklin In 2021, the Ashmead family are celebrating 40 harvests from our coveted vineyard in the township of Nuriootpa. From very humble beginnings, Neil and Lorraine took a massive leap of faith to relocate their young… more info

Commanding Respect – 2017 Command Shiraz

by Allister Ashmead [view story as a PDF] Way back in 1894 the Scholz family planted a Shiraz vineyard on the banks of the North Para River in Nuriootpa to allow the family a modest farming income. At the time, little did they know that this vineyard would be highly celebrated 100+ years on, for… more info

Vineyard and Winery Update – March 2021

  [view the story as a PDF] Jules, Brock and Allister checking ferments Mild summer points to good things As the seasons have warmed, compressed vintages with all varieties and blocks ripening together have become increasingly common. However at this point of vintage 2021, there is a spread of different growth stages pointing to a… more info

Elderton’s 40 Vintages Timeline

  [view story as a PDF] While we celebrate 40 vintages of Elderton Wines this year, the history of the vineyard and Cellar Door date back many decades. We are proud to be custodians of such an important part of the Barossa’s viticultural history: 1894 Scholz family plants vineyard on banks of North Para River… more info

Elderton’s Barossa wine range – March 2021

[view story as a PDF] 1 March saw the global release of the 2017 Command Shiraz. Normally at this time of year, we also release the new vintage of Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon as well, but the 2018 vintage was not produced. So we are releaseing the 2015 Ashmead as a museum wine in this edition… more info

Out and About with Elderton – March 2021 Buzz edition

  [view story as a PDF] See where Elderton has been out and about over the last few months, as we share our photos along with those sent in by Commanders and Eldertonians! Send Jess your snaps of Elderton out and about to                  [view story as a… more info

2017 Command Shiraz now available

by Jess Ruciack 1 March is a special day here at Elderton – it is the global release date of the new vintage of Command Shiraz each year. And today we are excited to release the 2017 Command Shiraz to the world! Way back in 1894 the Scholz family planted a Shiraz vineyard on the… more info

Barossa Wine Auction 2021

The Barossa Wine Auction has been part of the Barossa Vintage Festival since 1965. Held every two years, a share of the net proceeds from the event support the Vintage Festival and the Barossa Well-being Fund. The Auction offers a unique opportunity to bid on iconic wines from the Barossa’s most celebrated winemakers. It features… more info