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The Elderton Wines Blog

Cellar Door Update – Covid-safe

From Wednesday, 28 July we are open again for seated wine tastings. We continue operating at a reduced capacity of 1 person per 4 square metres, and as Cellar Door is a shared indoor public space masks are required to be worn while purchasing your wine. You must also check-in as you enter the building…. more info

Pairing food with Rosé

by Jess Ruciack Today, 25 June, is International Rosé Day, so we’re using the opportunity  to share what we will be planning for food and wine matches with a glass of rosé tonight! It is hard to argue that the world isn’t going through a rosé revolution. Historically thought of in Australia as a wine… more info

Food and wine match recipe: BBQ Pork Ribs with Ode to Lorraine

by Elderton Wines collaborating with Relish the Barossa Friday of the June long weekend is the day we always host our Ribs & Red long lunch in the barrel hall here at Elderton – sharing great food and wine and having a fun afternoon in the barrel hall! If you would like to hold your… more info

| 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