Barossa wines that showcase the very best of the region
Elderton Wines is proudly owned by the Ashmead family in Australia’s picturesque Barossa Valley and offers some of the best Barossa wines that the region has to offer. With a philosophy of winemaking that has stayed with them throughout the years, their vision is to create excellence from distinguished vineyard sites. Elderton's flagship wines, the Command Shiraz and Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon are renowned single vineyard wines, sourced from vineyards that date back to 1894 and 1944 respectively.
Today, Elderton runs three vineyards that highlight the individual terroirs of the region through a wide range of varietals; Nuriootpa supplies most of our flagship wines; Greenock provides the power and vines dating back to 1915; and finally, Eden Valley offers elegance. From the three vineyard sites, Elderton’s aim is to make balanced wines that can be enjoyed young but will stand the test of time.
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