2020 has been an extraordinary year. As spring has hit the Barossa, and the vines jump back into budburst, it is a pleasant reminder that a new season is coming.
2021 will be Elderton’s 40th year of making wine for the Ashmead family in the Barossa. It will hopefully also be a reminder that the crazy and strange year that is 2020 is now almost behind us! From bushfires all over Australia, Covid-19 creating turmoil, ridiculously low yields (but exceptional quality wines), restaurants closed, state and international borders closed and generally so much isolation and tragedy – 2020 has been an unprecedented year.
At Elderton, we think we have made it over every hurdle that has come at us better than would originally be expected. Our team continues to do what we do best – grow grapes and make exceptional wines, and look after our customers with a welcoming smile and outstanding service.
With the holiday season rapidly approaching we hope that everyone has a safe, happy and healthy finish to 2020, but also a bright and prosperous 2021 surrounded by friends and loved ones and many good times.
The Ashmead family has some great wines coming in 2021, some exciting new additions to announce and many things to celebrate in the coming year. We look forward to seeing you in the Barossa, and hopefully all over the world with a smile and a glass of something delicious in hand.
Again, many thanks for your support, it is very much appreciated.
The Ashmead family
Story from our newsletter, the Elderton Buzz – October 2020 edition