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The Elderton Wines Blog

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

  [updated 17 July 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… 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

| NEW VINTAGE RELEASE | 2017 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz

7 January 2020 We’re excited to let you know that the 2017 vintage of the Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz is now available for you to pop into your wine rack/cellar. Why not visit Cellar Door to taste the new vintage? Cameron and Allister believe the Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz is a fitting tribute… more info

Tips for visiting the Barossa during summer 2020!

20 December 2019 by Jess Ruciack   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… more info

| NEW VINTAGE RELEASE | 2019 Golden Semillon

12 December 2019 by Jess Ruciack It’s always handy to have something sweet in the fridge. And whilst our Golden Semillon is sweet, it is balanced by a great line of acid keeping it from being cloying (too sweet). As Karli likes to say, “It’s full of delicious fruit with a perfect acid balance at… more info

Christmas Degustation Menu

2 December 2019 by Jess Ruciack Christmas, and its lead up, is one of my favourite times of year. It certainly is festive for me! We get to decorate with Christmas cheer, my house flashes on the outside with happy lights, we eat, drink and be merry with friends and family. Here at Elderton we… more info