The Elderton COMMANDERS are our most loyal supporters, and we think they deserve to be a part of a special group. Membership is on an annual basis, updated each financial year. Elderton customers are invited to be a COMMANDER if they have spent at least $1200 on wine through Cellar Door and the Eldertonian mailing list in the preceding financial year.
Members receive an individually numbered COMMANDER key tag which gives access to some great rewards.
An added bonus is that Elderton COMMANDERS has no membership fee. To remain a Commander, annual wine purchases (per financial year) of at least $1200 is required.
Current membership rewards are outlined below:
FIRST ACCESS TO NEW VINTAGES
Commanders receive first access to new vintages of our Elite wines through email pre-release offers. Command Shiraz and Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon are available from 1 February (public release 1 March). You will receive an email on this day with all the details. Great to take advantage of, as the Ashmead sold out in a few months this year, so you can stock your cellar early!Read more about the wines
GUEST HOUSE STAY
You are entitled to one free night, for up to four people, at the Elderton Guest House per financial year. Our Guest House is located close to Cellar Door, in Nuriootpa, in the heart of the Barossa Valley. The Ashmead family have enjoyed hosting many visitors over the years, and now offer Guest House accommodation to the public. Situated only a short walk from Elderton’s Cellar Door, this is a great base for any Barossa visit, with full kitchen, laundry and sleeping available for up to six people. This reward is worth $350 (4 person booking, additional guests extra).READ MORE ABOUT THE GUEST HOUSE
Commanders receive priority invitation to events, at Cellar Door and interstate, including dinners in your home state. You receive event invites by email at least a week before Eldertonians. A week later bookings open to the general public. This was especially important for one interstate dinner held recently as Commanders booked 85% of seats before general bookings opened.Read about our upcoming events
Commander private tasting at Cellar Door
Commanders are able to annually book a complimentary private tasting at Cellar Door, for up to four (4) people, hosted by Cameron, Allister or Richard. We know that you know our wines, but we enjoy being able to talk about them with you with a glass in hand. When booking your tasting, let us know what you'd like to look at. Maybe it's a new release, or maybe a wine that you haven't yet tried but would like to know more about. Maybe you'd like to do a Shiraz comparison tasting or look at wines for cellaring. This is also a great opportunity to share the experience with your friends or family: a great introduction to the Elderton story and our wines. We look forward to seeing you in
Cellar Door for your private tasting!
FIRST ACCESS TO SPECIAL RELEASES
First access to new vintage Fifteen Shiraz, which is a special release wine in certain vintages.read more about Fifteen Shiraz
ACCESS TO THE ASHMEAD BROTHERS FOR WINE ADVICE
Allister and Cameron love talking about wine! No surprise there...
If you have questions about wine in your cellar or wines you might like to cellar, Allister and Cameron are available to answer your questions. They also welcome enquiries if you have an upcoming event and would like to discuss suitable wines and what might be available for purchase.
COMMANDER LOUNGE & DINING
Commanders are welcome to access the private Commander Lounge & Dining Room, by prior booking. Relax in the lounge with a glass of wine and cheese plate, arrange a light lunch or private dining experience for yourself and friends or colleagues.
Please contact Jodhi to book, or for assistance in planning a special tasting experience. We ask that you book ahead of time so that we can ensure we have set the room to provide you with the best level of service.READ ABOUT CELLAR DOOR
Elderton pool and tennis court
You will have access to the Elderton Cellar Door swimming pool and lawn tennis court *subject to availability.
You can book ahead of time, for a relaxing and fun afternoon at Cellar Door, after a busy day of touring the Barossa.read about cellar door
SPECIAL MUSEUM RELEASES
Exclusive access to museum releases from the Ashmead family cellar.learn more about our wines
Access to the Commander Concierge service
If you are visiting the Barossa, contact us and we can put together an itinerary of winery visits, dining options and other great Barossa activities for you to enjoy. We have relationships with a number of wineries and restaurants giving us great access to make bookings on your behalf. If the Elderton Guest House is not available for you to book, we are also able to arrange corporate rate accommodation at The Vine Inn, which is walking distance from Elderton.see an example itinerary
COMMANDER SEASONAL LUNCHES
Invitation to attend the Commander Seasonal Lunches held at Cellar Door three times a year, featuring a guest chef and a menu matched to Elderton wines, including museum wines.Read about the seasonal lunches