The Elderton Wines Blog

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

Wrap up of Halliday Wine Companion 2019

Elderton has again been awarded five red stars by Halliday Wine Companion, signifying Elderton is an, “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.” We are pleased to again received some great reviews in the Halliday Wine Companion, from James himself, as well as from Ned Goodwin who was one of the trusted… more info

Ever been dressed in full leather and been scared witless? I have…

by Cameron Ashmead If the headline got you and you are reading further….  Goodo! And welcome to Elderton’s light reading blog. I know it has been a while, but I am back! It has been months, maybe even years since the last instalment and again it has been extreme action stations at Elderton, but I’ll focus on the… more info

Elderton Tennis Classic – Game, Set and Match – IT IS BACK!!!

by Karli Currie On Sunday 12th November 2017 we held the innagural Elderton Tennis Classic, a fast4 event. 21 teams participated – splitting into the two categories of ‘Here to Win’ and ‘Here to Wine’. Starting the day at the Nuriootpa Tennis Courts for the first of the ‘round robin’ qualifying games – many laughs,… more info

Elderton Supporting Winemaking Students

by Jess Ruciack   Are you a winemaking student, or do you know someone studying winemaking? Do you love Barossa Shiraz, or the often underrated Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon? Then keep reading! Elderton Wines is a family owned and operated Barossa winery, and the Ashmead family has been committed to supporting our community for many years…. more info

Neil Ashmead – ahead of his time

The 2016 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz is a new vintage release Barossa Shiraz, now available for purchase from our online shop, and open for wine tasting in our Barossa Valley Cellar Door. First released from the 2008 vintage, the Grand Tourer Shiraz is named after and produced in honour of Elderton co-founder, Neil Ashmead…. more info

Finding the perfect wine for you

by Karli Currie I will quite simply introduce this piece by saying the right place to start looking for the perfect wine for you is in the Barossa, or perhaps more precisely at Elderton Wines. We are known for producing exceptional wines and have a range which suits a wide variety of palates and budgets, our… more info