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The Elderton Wines Blog

Elderton’s Wine Range – March 2022

  [view story as a PDF]   As we’ve mentioned previously, both the 2019 and 2020 vintages were about 60 – 70% down in average yields. If you are interested in our 2019 and 2020 wines, please stock your cellar as the wines are released so that you do not miss out. If you have…

Winery and Vineyard update – March 2022

[view the story as a PDF] VINTAGE 2022 As we navigate vintage 2022, we are extremely excited by the prospect of receiving some remarkable fruit from Peter, Conrad and Steve in the vineyards (and hopefully some good quantities as well.) Brock and Jules have high expectations for the new harvest. Although Brock recently broke his…

Open That Bottle Night 2022

This Saturday is Open That Bottle Night. Intrigued?

The point of this wine movement around the world is that we shouldn’t save all our ‘good’ wines for a special occasion – that we should enjoy them when they’re still drinking well.

To decant or not to decant…

by Jess Ruciack and Cameron Malouf 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…

What to do in the Barossa this summer

  The Barossa is a fantastic place to visit year-round, with each season having its own perks. If you are planning on visiting the Barossa this summer, we’ve put together some information that might be handy and some insider tips and thoughts on what to see and do while you’re here enjoying the area –…

Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail

  Do you love cheese as much as we do? Great! Cheese is so good, and is a great match for a relaxed afternoon of wine tasting. So when the Barossa Valley Cheese Company asked if we’d like to be part of their Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail we said, “Heck, yes!” You can now…

Vineyard Update November/December 2021

  by Conrad Pohlinger, Elderton Viticulturist Our growing season is finally cranking along with some warmer weather. It’s been a very different season so far, the weather has been cooler than average with plenty of rain. Soil moisture levels are still great so we have only had to irrigate some select blocks on rocky soil….

Elderton Cellar Door over the festive season

  If you’re planning your Barossa visit over the festive season, we are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. We also have some changed hours over the Christmas period. Here we provide our opening times for Cellar Door to help you plan: ELDERTON CELLAR DOOR OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS As this is a…

Does serving temperature of your wine matter?

by Jess Ruciack What’s the best temperature to serve my wine? Does it matter if it’s a really hot day and I’ve just grabbed a bottle of Shiraz off my wine rack? Should I be drinking my Riesling icy cold? These, and many more variations, are questions we get asked a lot in Cellar Door,…

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. Nick Ryan, one of the judges, commented, “In what is always a hotly contested field, this year’s winner prevailed…