We are very proud custodians of the family Estate, located in Nuriootpa, where all of Elderton’s icon wines are produced. In recent years we have been able to acquire other significant sites around the Barossa to further showcase the diverse regionality that exists within the appellation. Our winemaking team works very closely with our viticulturalists, throughout the year, to produce quality fruit with a focus on long term sustainable production, low yields, low irrigation and minimal inputs.
The family’s original vineyard boasts a Mediterranean climate and minimal supplemented irrigation.
Location: On the banks of the North Para River in Nuriootpa, initial planting 1894
Soil: Alluvial river silt soils over red and brown clays
Varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
The Eden Valley vineyard lies just south of the small township of Craneford. Like other Eden Valley locations, the soil and climate varies quite considerably from that of the Barossa Valley floor. It is generally wetter and cooler and the soils tend to be skeletal and minerally. Aspect also varies significantly, with rolling hills and valleys providing much site variation.
Location: Deep in the Eden Valley ranges
Elevation: 390m – 425m
Soil: Mineral rich rocky soils
Varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay
The Elderton Greenock vineyard was originally planted by the Helbig family in 1915 and was purchased by the Ashmead family after vintage 2010. It sits in its own little valley on the northeast corner of the hamlet of Greenock, also bordering on the Moppa sub appellation of the Barossa.
Location: Just outside Greenock, Western Barossa
Elevation: 330m – 350m
Soil: Free draining and rich in ironstone, changing through to very sandy loam at lower points
Varieties: Shiraz, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon