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South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Award

by Jess Ruciack

We were thrilled on Friday night to be announced as the winner of Wine Tourism Services at the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards at the Great Wine Capitals Awards in Adelaide.

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Nick Ryan, one of the judges, commented, “In what is always a hotly contested field, this year’s winner prevailed thanks to the authenticity of their offering… The high standards are a benchmark for wine region tourism.”

Allister notes, “It is very special to win this award in the same year we are celebrating 40 years of the Ashmead family owning and running Elderton. We are extremely proud of the team that provide one of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, greatest fine wine experiences.”

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Allister and Jodhi (Cellar Door Manager) with the award


Best of Wine Tourism Awards

The awards program is a part of Adelaide’s membership in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network and recognises leadership, innovation and excellence in wine tourism.

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network includes San Francisco/Napa Valley (USA), Bordeaux (France), Bilbao/Rioja (Spain), Mainz/Rheinhessen (Germany), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), Valparaìso/Casablanca Valley (Chile), and Verona (Italy). Adelaide, South Australia joined the Network in July 2016.

The South Australian winners for this year’s awards are:

  • Accommodation – Simon Tolley Wines – Adelaide Hills
  • Architecture and Landscape – Lake Breeze Wines – Langhorne Creek
  • Innovative Wine Tourism Practices – Chalk Hill Wines – McLaren Vale
  • Wine Tourism Restaurant – Penfold’s Magill Estate – Adelaide
  • Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices – (joint winners) – Gemtree Wines, McLaren Vale & Banrock Station, Riverland
  • Wine Tourism Services – Elderton Wines – Barossa

Penfold’s Magill Estate will also represent Adelaide alongside nominees from the other Great Wine Capitals of the world, at the international awards at the Great Wine Capitals Annual General Meeting on 28 October.

Visit Elderton for a wine experience

We would love to welcome you to Elderton! Visiting our Cellar Door is a quintessential experience of the lifestyle and rich culture of the Barossa and provides visitors with food and wine experiences designed to showcase the provenance and distinctive character of our wines.

You are immersed in the Elderton experience as soon as you arrive – our driveway meanders through the 127-year-old Command vineyard, giving the ultimate discovery of one of the Barossa’s greatest assets. The Elderton Cellar Door is the sensitively restored former Ashmead family homestead – a luxurious, yet warm and welcoming setting to enjoy authentic food and wine experiences, developed specifically to honour the distinctive provenance of the Barossa.

For more details on our experiences, visit or contact Jodhi, our Cellar Door Manager, on or 08 8568 7878.


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