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The Elderton Wines Blog

A festive menu of food and wine matches

by Jess Ruciack

Christmas, and the whole festive season, is one of my favourite times of year. Over the weekend, we found the perfect Christmas tree and the kids and I decorated. Precious family heirlooms were hung with care. Little hands were excited to place handmade beauties on the tree; such pride and joy on little faces as their decorations are put on display.

While we are still a little unsure of what format Christmas celebrations can take this year, our family are planning for a family celebration with fingers and toes crossed. We are still hoping we will be able to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family. Here at Elderton we celebrate our year with a staff Christmas party, where we all get to be in one place at the same time – vineyard, warehouse, winery, cellar door – we all come together for a great lunch.

With all that the festive season brings, you might be entertaining friends and family – and you might be looking for some simple ideas on what to eat and drink. Look no further!

Perfect for a celebration with family and friends over the festive season, here is a menu to set your mouths watering just thinking about food and wine pairings.


2020 Eden Valley Riesling
we would do oysters natural with a squeeze of lime juice, but do them however you like your oysters!


2017 Eden Valley Chardonnay
Baked Camembert
using great Barossa produce from Barossa Valley Cheese Company and Carême Pastry
find the recipe here –


2018 Western Ridge Grenache Carignan 
Mini pork banh mi
roast pork belly in crusty baguette with pickled carrot, cucumber, coriander and chilli to taste


2018 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon
Char-grilled Frenched lamb cutlets with home made tzatziki
the tzatziki – yoghurt, cucumber, mint with touch of garlic and lemon


2017 Barossa Shiraz 
Roast beetroot, pumpkin and quinoa salad
with rocket, pine nuts, feta and a balsamic/Dijon dressing


2015 Command Shiraz
Beef Wellington
we’ll use Carême All Butter Puff Pastry and their delicious recipe

Beef Wellington image by Careme Pastry


[download the menu – pdf]


Wishing you and your family a safe and happy festive season, from the Ashmead family and the team at Elderton Wines

If you are feeling inspired by these wines, why not buy a mixed 6 pack? As part of our 5 Days of Christmas promotion a mixed 6 pack with one bottle of each of these wines is available at a great special price – limited time only. Call Cellar Door to order your pack – 08 8568 7878.