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Jules and I have just landed back from a week in southern England.  Admittedly we were a bit worried before travelling with some of the incidents that have happened there in the last 3 months, but truth be told we had no reason at all to fear anything in hindsight.  It is such an incredible… more info

Tasmania and Floating on Air

Every year post vintage our winemaker Richard, our viticulturist Peter Wild, Al and I venture off into the great unknown and go and investigate a wine region (purely for educational purposes of course).  This is now a 3 year tradition.  Last year we were wowed by the Disneyland like features of the Hunter and the… more info

What to eat…. with Grenache based blends

  As humans we seek advice from others on many things. What to wear, where to go, who to go with, what to eat, what to drink and…. what to eat and drink together. With the trend of Grenache based wines getting stronger and therefore making them easier to obtain you may find yourself wondering… more info


The biggest happening here at Elderton since my last blog has definitely been vintage. Everyone naturally asks and says – so how was it? Hand on heart, I can honestly say 2017 was excellent. All the Barossan winemakers are strutting around proud as punch with the wines that they have made. Ours, Richard is no… more info

Mad March

  Here is another installment of my monthly light hearted look at the happenings at Elderton. I reckon that I am probably preaching to the converted, but March in Adelaide has a very apt name –Mad March.  That is because it is simply crazy or as the youngies say ‘cray-cray’!  Who knows why, but as… more info

Barossa Vintage Festival – Nuriootpa’s Long Table Lunch

  The Barossa Vintage Festival is a fun time in our region. It is a celebration; a great combination of heritage-based events and new and exciting things to do throughout the Barossa over five days in April. The Barossa Vintage Festival program features around 90 events over the five days (19-23 April) and showcases food, wine and… more info

Shock, horror!

  2017 might be a vintage that may not ever arrive. This time last year the vintage crew were frothing at the mouth about to start processing fruit, but this year with the cold and the wet that we have had, vintage this year may be like the Coonawarra. For the record that is not… more info

A merry new year

An amazing Happy and Prosperous New Year to all of you blog readers. We’re back!  2017 is flying along – isn’t it? Little Louis is so keen with the start of the year, he is already waiting for the 2017 installment of Santa below. His concept of time still isn’t that great at 3⅓ years… more info

Be Consumed by the Barossa – visiting during summer

by Jess Ruciack The Barossa is a fantastic place to visit year-round, but as locals we particularly love having warmer, sunshiny days and particularly the warmer evenings so we can lounge outside and look at the stars. If you are planning a visit to the Barossa this summer, we’ve put together some information that might… more info