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The Elderton Wines Blog

Elderton #3 in Halliday’s People’s Choice Award

  We have some exciting news to share from the weekend: on Saturday we were named #3 in the Halliday Wine Companion People’s Choice Award for the Top 10 wineries offering the best winery experience in Australia. With more than 5000 votes across 700 wineries, we are pretty chuffed to be number 3 in Australia. And…

Gift guide for Father’s Day

  Planning the ultimate gift for Father’s Day? While Dad might need some socks, it’s certainly not what he’s hoping for when he unwraps his present on the day, so we’ve outlined some of the wine gifts he may love for Father’s Day. For more information, or to chat about what’s available, you can also…

Winter vineyard update, June 2022

by Conrad Pohlinger Harvest 2022 is all wrapped up and it has been an exceptional year for the vineyards. Picking windows were wide and there was no adverse weather throughout the harvest period. We were affected by a late hail and deluge at Greenock just a couple of weeks before harvest began, little crop was…

Tips for visiting the Barossa this Winter

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 winter, we’ve put together some information that might be handy and some insider tips and thoughts on what to see and do while you’re here enjoying the…

| NEW VINTAGE RELEASE | 2022 Eden Valley Riesling

by Jess Ruciack Riesling. Delicious. Clearly we need to say more than that, but it is true! It’s such a great variety, with fresh citrus flavours and is a fabulous wine to match with food (we’ll cover that later.) And we’re excited to let you know that the 2022 vintage is now available for you…

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…