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The Elderton Wines Blog

| NEW VINTAGE RELEASE | 2021 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 2021 vintage is now available for you… more info

Magical 40 Vintages dinner on a warm autumn evening

  On Satuday evening, 1 May 2021, we hosted guests from across the country at our Celebrating 40 Vintages dinner at Cellar Door. We couldn’t have ordered better weather – the autumn leaves glowed in the golden hour and the air stayed warm as the sun set and we enjoyed canapes near the front lawn…. more info

Elderton’s scholarship recipients – where are they now?

by Jess Ruciack I recently caught up with past recipients of the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship and thought we’d share their great stories with you! Thomas Darmody Our inaugural scholarship recipient in 2016, Thomas is involved with the Clare Wine Show had a wine named runner-up in the 2018 Hot 100 Wines . Where has… more info

Elderton Wines – Celebrating 40 Vintages

“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.” – Benjamin Franklin In 2021, the Ashmead family are celebrating 40 harvests from our coveted vineyard in the township of Nuriootpa. From very humble beginnings, Neil and Lorraine took a massive leap of faith to relocate their young… more info

Commanding Respect – 2017 Command Shiraz

by Allister Ashmead [view story as a PDF] Way back in 1894 the Scholz family planted a Shiraz vineyard on the banks of the North Para River in Nuriootpa to allow the family a modest farming income. At the time, little did they know that this vineyard would be highly celebrated 100+ years on, for… more info

Vineyard and Winery Update – March 2021

  [view the story as a PDF] Jules, Brock and Allister checking ferments Mild summer points to good things As the seasons have warmed, compressed vintages with all varieties and blocks ripening together have become increasingly common. However at this point of vintage 2021, there is a spread of different growth stages pointing to a… more info

Elderton’s 40 Vintages Timeline

  [view story as a PDF] While we celebrate 40 vintages of Elderton Wines this year, the history of the vineyard and Cellar Door date back many decades. We are proud to be custodians of such an important part of the Barossa’s viticultural history: 1894 Scholz family plants vineyard on banks of North Para River… more info

Elderton’s Barossa wine range – March 2021

[view story as a PDF] 1 March saw the global release of the 2017 Command Shiraz. Normally at this time of year, we also release the new vintage of Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon as well, but the 2018 vintage was not produced. So we are releaseing the 2015 Ashmead as a museum wine in this edition… more info

Out and About with Elderton – March 2021 Buzz edition

  [view story as a 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 a… more info