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The Elderton Wines Blog

2017 Command Shiraz now available

by Jess Ruciack 1 March is a special day here at Elderton – it is the global release date of the new vintage of Command Shiraz each year. And today we are excited to release the 2017 Command Shiraz to the world! Way back in 1894 the Scholz family planted a Shiraz vineyard on the… more info

Barossa Wine Auction 2021

The Barossa Wine Auction has been part of the Barossa Vintage Festival since 1965. Held every two years, a share of the net proceeds from the event support the Vintage Festival and the Barossa Well-being Fund. The Auction offers a unique opportunity to bid on iconic wines from the Barossa’s most celebrated winemakers. It features… more info

December 2020 – Vineyard Update

by Conrad Pohlinger Heading into Christmas we could not be happier with how the vineyards look. In contrast to the past two years, we have had excellent fruit set in almost every block, particularly for Shiraz. Bunches are full and balanced with plenty of canopy to ripen them beautifully. The vines have almost stopped their… more info

Christmas wines – what we’re drinking for Christmas

Allister Ashmead – wines for Christmas lunch     With an early summer and warmer temperatures expected for Christmas, I am hoping to drink the 2019 Western Ridge Grenache Carignan in the middle of the day. Happy to place it in the fridge to give it a mild chill, making it an utterly delicious beginning… more info

2020 Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship

  We are very pleased to announce that the latest recipient of the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship is Danielle Carter. Danielle is studying a Bachelor of Wine Science at Charles Sturt University and has just finished her second year. Danielle’s outstanding leadership qualities, exemplary academic achievements and clear direction with regards to her future ambitions… more info

Elderton over the festive season

by Jess Ruciack Want to know when we’re open over Christmas and New Years? Look no further! Here’s our Cellar Door open times for the festive season, so you can plan your Barossa winery visit! We are open only 10am – 12pm on Friday, 18 December due to our staff Christmas party, so if you’re… more info

A festive menu of food and wine matches

by Jess Ruciack Christmas, and the whole festive season, is one of my favourite times of year. Over the weekend, we found the perfect Christmas tree and the kids and I decorated. Precious family heirlooms were hung with care. Little hands were excited to place handmade beauties on the tree; such pride and joy on… more info

Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail

by Jess Ruciack Do you love cheese as much as I 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… more info

2020 Elderton Tennis Classic Wrap-up

by Jess Ruciack Yesterday we had a fabulous day for the 2020 Elderton Tennis Classic! Perfect weather, strong competition and most importantly fun.  Thank you to everyone who came to play this year, and to those who cheered from the sidelines! It is you all who make the day so great and we hope to… more info

Vineyard and Winery Update – October 2020

  [view the story as a PDF] Jules and Brock checking a ferment at pumpover Vintage 2020 wrap-up There is excitement in the air for the quality of the 2020 wines, where colour and tannin are standouts in the reds and real vibrancy and purity is seen right across the board. Brock, Jules and Damo… more info