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The Elderton Wines Blog

Another reason to visit Cellar Door

If enjoying our stellar company and fabulous wines wasn’t enough of a reason to visit the Elderton Cellar Door, then maybe this will twist your arm… Our lovely wives, Jules and Bec, have now opened the Small Victories Wine Co cellar door, and it is co-located alongside the Elderton Cellar Door. So you can now…

Vintage 2022 wrap-up

by Jules Ashmead, Head of Production – Winemaking & Viticulture 2022 is certainly a vintage that rewarded patience. Our harvest in the Barossa only began on 12 March with Shiraz from our Greenock vineyard. With sugars accumulating steadily and the ever-present threat of rain; added to earlier hailstorms and a brief hailstorm later in the…

A guide to the best places to eat in the Barossa

by Jess Ruciack and Jodhi Thoms We’re often asked for recommendations on where to eat in the Barossa. We are lucky, in that we are spoilt for choice in our region. The Barossa has a proud food culture spanning generations, and a history of sharing generous meals with great company (and great wine of course!)…

RECIPE | Red wine poached pears with chocolate sauce and icecream

  Our friends Deniz and Kylie at Cuvee Chocolate know all things chocolate. We use their chocolates for our Chocolate and Wine Matching tasting experience and so when we reached out for a recipe ahead of Easter, they had just the thing! With pears ripe for the picking, they have shared this recipe for red…

A Vintage to Celebrate: 2018 Command

[view the story as a PDF] The 2018 Command Shiraz is finally available, and it is not to be missed! As a vintage, the 2018 growing season started off well, with winter rainfall around 10% higher than average. However, spring rainfall was down by about a quarter and December was about half of the Barossa…

RECIPE | A steak dish to match with Command Shiraz

[download a PDF of this recipe] In May we are teaming up with Justin Miles, Executive Chef at Windy Point restaurant for a five course dinner matched to our wines. In case you aren’t able to join us, Justin has kindly shared a recipe for you to cook at home. This will match beautifully with…

2019 Ashmead – blink and you may miss it!

[view the story as a PDF] 2019 really was a tough year for the Ashmead family’s iconic Nuriootpa vineyard. For the first time in the 40 years of Ashmead family involvement with the property, the vineyard was hit with multiple catastrophic frosts. This ensured yields were down by approximately 70% right across this prized vineyard…

Elderton’s Wine Range – March 2022

  [view story as a PDF]   As we’ve mentioned previously, both the 2019 and 2020 vintages were about 60 – 70% down in average yields. If you are interested in our 2019 and 2020 wines, please stock your cellar as the wines are released so that you do not miss out. If you have…

Winery and Vineyard update – March 2022

[view the story as a PDF] VINTAGE 2022 As we navigate vintage 2022, we are extremely excited by the prospect of receiving some remarkable fruit from Peter, Conrad and Steve in the vineyards (and hopefully some good quantities as well.) Brock and Jules have high expectations for the new harvest. Although Brock recently broke his…

Open That Bottle Night 2022

This Saturday is Open That Bottle Night. Intrigued?

The point of this wine movement around the world is that we shouldn’t save all our ‘good’ wines for a special occasion – that we should enjoy them when they’re still drinking well.