The Elderton Wines Blog

We love to study (wine)!

by Cameron Ashmead The Ashmeads love wine and hopefully that shows through with the Elderton range. We work, study and when all the work is done we play wine. We love travelling to far flung regions around the globe to study how other wineries ply their craft. In what is now a five year tradition,… more info

Award season – we’re in the running

by Jess Ruciack The latter half of the year is award season for the wine industry. And whilst the general public is more aware that the Brownlow or Dally M are nearly upon us, we are looking forward to awards nights for the following, in which we are finalists: Great Wine Capitals – Best of… more info

Meet Elderton’s new Winemaker – Brock Harrison

by Allister Ashmead At Elderton, we love a good story. Neil and Lorraine Ashmead started this story nearly 40 years ago when they moved to the Barossa. They ambitiously started a fledgling winery against the odds, which over many decades of hard work and determination has evolved into one of one of the Barossa’s, and… more info

New release – 2017 Barossa Shiraz

by Jess Ruciack Barossa Shiraz. A wine category known world-wide. It’s what our region is most famous for. And the great thing is that Barossa Shiraz is not just one wine, or one style. It can be made in so many ways. We love our Barossa Shiraz. And we’re excited to let you know that… more info

Halliday Wine Companion latest reviews

  Thursday, 8 August 2019 saw the release of the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion – a much anticipated day in the Australian wine calendar. We are pleased to share with you some great results for Elderton! Elderton has again been awarded five red stars by Halliday Wine Companion, signifying Elderton is an “Outstanding winery regularly… more info

What difference does soil make?

by Jess Ruciack We love having visitors in our Cellar Door from around the state, the country and the world. Each visitor has a different knowledge of wine, winemaking and viticulture. As such, we get some great questions from our visitors that allow us to provide insight into the influence that the environment and the… more info

2020 Scholarship recipient announced

by Jess Ruciack We are excited to announce that Lauren Hutton is the recipient of the 2020 Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship! Lauren is currently studying a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide, in her third year of the four year degree. “This scholarship gives us the opportunity to give back to… more info

Cam’s blog – June 2019

by Cameron Ashmead Hello Eldertonians I am fresh off a recent European jaunt, where I visited the Czech Republic, Germany and the UK.  It was great, if only because the Barossa is ice cold and sometimes wet at the moment and it was almost summer over there. The Czech Republic is just beautiful and full… more info

Elite wines reviewed by The Wine Advocate

Last month Allister travelled around the USA showing our wines to consumers and doing tastings with the great retailers who stock our wines across the States. While in New York he met with Joe Czerwinski from The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker’s) to talk to him about our current wines and preview some upcoming releases. We… more info

Farewell to Richard, hello to Jules

In somewhat surprising news, after 17 vintages working together, the Ashmead family has accepted the resignation of Richard Langford from the position of Senior Winemaker. Richard resigned in early June to take up a new opportunity with Michael Twelftree and the crew at Two Hands. Richard has given his all at Elderton. He entered our… more info