Meet The Winemaker - Edlerton Wines
Elderton Wines is located in South Australia's Barossa Valley. A region renowned for great big reds, something Elderton has in spades.
Neil & Lorraine Ashmead moved to the Barossa in 1979, and sought out a homestead for the family. The homestead of choice in the heart of Nuriootpa was surrounded by extremely old Shiraz & Cabernet Cauvignon vines. It was during a period where demand for table wines was negligible and with 72 acres of derelect and little interest in it, the realestate agent eventually offered the Ashmeads the Vineyards as a bonus to the purchase of the homestead. Over the next three years they worked on restoring the vineyard and the birth of Elderton Wines.
Now the second generation, Cameron and Allister, took the reins of the business in 2003 and today work together to run Elderton Wines, with Lorraine still involved through her role on the Board. Cameron and Allister believe very strongly in continuing the traditions that began a generation earlier, on the Nuriootpa vineyard. Wanting to take the family company to the next level, they together devised a plan to buy great vineyards in other significant sub appellations of the Barossa. Through using sustainable practices, the hope is that the next generation of the Ashmead family have a lot to work with when they are at the helm.
We are excited to be hosting Allister Ashmead at Nillumbik Cellars as part of our monthly 'Meet The Winemaker' series offering customers an exclusive tasting for the next release of their premium wines the Command Shiraz & Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon prior to their public release. For more information on this and many other ecxiting events we offer contact us at Nillumbik Cellars.