Wine Guide

Elderton Shiraz


Based in the town of Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley, Elderton Wines was created by Neil and Lorraine Ashmead in 1980. The property itself was first planted to vine in 1894 by a pioneer family of German descent. In 1916 it was sold to Samuel Elderton Tolley, who built a large homestead. By the time the Ashmead’s purchased the property, most of the 29 hectares vines were overgrown and neglected. It took Neil and Lorraine three years to rehabilitate the vineyard and release their first vintage. Since 2003 the winery has been managed by their sons, Cameron and Allister, who purchased additional vineyards in Craneford and Greenock. Their top wine, the Elderton Command Shiraz, is an icon of the Australian wine industry.

“We owe the beauty of our 2018 Shiraz as much to our climate in the Barossa, and our stunning vineyards, as we do to our winemaking team. In truth, 2018 was a vintage for Shiraz that required caretaker hands from our winemaking team and little else. The vibrancy of fruit coming through in this wine speaks of its inherent freshness at harvest. Our Shiraz was fermented in a combination of open fermenters (some with heading boards) and closed fermenters which allowed us to use a little extended maceration to ensure we made the most of the tannin profile our fruit had to offer. Pressed wine was then matured in a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak, selected to complement each parcel of fruit destined for this Shiraz.” – Jules Ashmead

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