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The Elderton Wines Blog

Cellar Door Update

30 March 2020 – supersedes update from 24 March 2020 As of today, our Cellar Door is temporarily closed, as per government directives that all Cellar Doors in South Australia must not offer tastings or takeaway wine sales at this time. Our online shop is always open, and members receive free delivery around Australia for… more info

Cellaring wines: Elderton’s guide

by Jess Ruciack With the release of the new vintages of Command Shiraz and Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon, we have updated our Cellaring Chart – our guide to opening our wines that might be in your cellar/wine fridge. So if you’ve got some older vintages, now might be the time to have a look and make… more info

Out and About with Elderton – March 2020 Buzz edition

[view story as 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 pdf] Story… more info

Vineyard and winery update – March 2020

[view story as pdf] 2020 – A TRICKY YEAR IN THE VINEYARD At risk of potentially sounding like a broken record, we have endured another underwhelming winter where the rains again failed to hit historical averages. Luckily the rain that did fall was well timed, ensuring that budburst showcased some potentially impressive numbers for a… more info

Making Great Wine

[view story as pdf] In the October Buzz, we discussed that great wine comes from great fruit which comes from great vineyards (which is undeniably true). Following this, we wanted to write a piece addressing the factors, aside from great dirt and amazing vineyards, which we think contribute to a wine being classified as one… more info

A Truly Remarkable Wine – 2016 Command Shiraz

[view story as pdf] There is no doubt in our minds that 2016 was an exceptional year for grape growing and winemaking in the Barossa. Pretty much right across the board, from dry to sweet, and from white to red, conditions were favourable for making super delicious wines. The 2016 Command is the last wine… more info

Labour of Love – 2017 Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon

[view story as pdf] Small in size but huge in heart The Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard takes up only a small slice of the Elderton estate in Nuriootpa. It is a small plot of vines that we believe was planted in the early 1940s and they are very much showing their age. Unlike Shiraz and… more info

A guide to the best places to eat in the Barossa

17 February 2020 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… more info

Tour Down Under in Barossa – Tuesday 21 January

14 January 2020 by Jess Ruciack It’s nearly that time of year again – Tour Down Under – when there are bikes and people everywhere. The atmosphere the race brings to our state is quite remarkable. And our region is lucky to have a whole stage start and finish here: Stage 1 on Tuesday, 21… more info