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A team approach to ensure best practice in both the vineyards and winery is key to guarantee absolute quality in the bottle. Attention to detail in pruning, picking and winemaking, and using a combination of state of the art facilities and machinery with some tried and true traditional techniques, ensures that the wines of Elderton will always show great brightness, purity and quality.

Barossa Trust Mark

Our Command Shiraz has been awarded a Barossa Trust Mark. The Barossa Trust Mark is a mark of aspirational standard set by the Barossa region. It provides you with a guarantee and assurance of quality. It is founded on five value pillars:

Origin – our sense of place
Integrity – our sense of purpose
Quality – our sense of ambition
Environment – our sense of responsibility
Community – our sense of belonging

Cellar Door recognition

Best of Wine Tourism winner 2019 Regional Great Wine Capitals



We are very proud of winning the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards – Wine Tourism Services, announced in November 2018. This is a reflection of our friendly, knowledgeable staff who welcome you to the family.





Our Cellar Door is an Accredited Tourism Business –






5 red star winery
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Award winner – Wine Tourism Services
Great Wine Capitals 2019

Silver Award – Cellar Doors
South Australian Tourism Awards 2016, 2015

Top 100 Best Wines in Australia
Matthew Jukes 2014 (2010 Command Shiraz)
Matthew Jukes 2011(2008 Ode to Lorraine)
Matthew Jukes 2009 (2005 Command Shiraz)

‘Excellent’ category
Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VI, V, IV

Hall of Fame Inductee 2013
Brand South Australia

Best in Class, Gold Medal (2006 Command Shiraz)
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010

Critics Choice Award
Wine Spectator 2009, 2007, 2005

Top 100 Wines in the World
Wine Spectator 2008 (#16, 2005 Ode to Lorraine)
Wine Spectator 2004 (#27, 2000 Command)
Wine Spectator 2000 (#43, 1995 Command)

Wines of the Year
Decanter 2008

Top 100 Wineries in the World
Wine & Spirits Magazine 2005

World’s Best Shiraz (1996 Command Shiraz)
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2000

Jimmy Watson Trophy Winner (1992 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon)
Melbourne Wine Show 1993

One of Australia’s modern classics…
Wine Spectator

This traditional Barossa winery seems to be getting better and better… lavishly rich, exuberant, muscular efforts…
Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate

Elderton reds are luscious, hedonistic wines full of honesty in that they reflect the age of the vines and the special piece of dirt in which they grow.
Andrew Wood, Devine Magazine

The founding Ashmead family, with mother Lorraine supported by sons Allister and Cameron, continues to impress with its wines… The Command Shiraz is justifiably regarded as its icon wine…
James Halliday

A delightful tasting of rich and powerful, yet well-integrated, balanced wines. The Elderton jewels of Command and Ashmead deserve their rightful place among the
Barossa – indeed, Australian – icons of red wine!

The most impressive wine in the tasting… Elderton Shiraz Barossa Command 1998 (99 points). Utterly seamless…
‘Australian Reds Retrospective’, Wine Spectator