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The Elderton Wines Blog

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

Tips for visiting the Barossa in Winter

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 winter, 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… more info

Cam’s blog – May 2019

by Cameron Ashmead Hello Eldertonians Jules and I took the kids to the red centre this month. WOW – what a spiritual experience.  Personally it was my first trip to that part of the world and it put into perspective how big and how remote Australia can be. We spent a night in Alice Springs… more info

South Australian Cold Nights, Warming Reds

by Karli Currie Autumn is now well and truly upon us, Easter has been and gone and winter is coming… (Game of Thrones pun intended). With vintage done and dusted for the Barossa the enduring heat that we had over the early months of this year now feel eons away. Whilst the days are still… more info

Ode to Lorraine – the story behind the wine

As we approach Mother’s Day, we always like to say thanks to our mum, Lorraine, for everything she achieved whilst at the helm of the family company – for her passion, dedication, hard work and prudent decisions, as well as everything she has done for us as our mother and grandmother.  Our thanks to mum became something… more info