Really lovey cellar door. Went in for...
Top class wine, top class cellar door!
About Winery and Wines
After time spent working in Saudi Arabia, Neil and Lorraine Ashmead, moved to the Barossa in 1979, after Lorraine’s father identified a beautiful home with potential. The Ashmeads believed this would be a great place to raise their family. The homestead, in the heart of the township of Nuriootpa, was surrounded by extremely old Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. At a time where demand for Australian table wine was negligible, the vineyard had become derelict. After years of no interest, the real estate agent eventually offered the Ashmeads the 72 acre vineyard as a bonus, as part of the sale of the homestead. Three years later, after restoring the vineyard, Elderton Wines was born.
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.
Cameron and Julie have three sons, and Allister and Rebecca have three daughters.
Elderton Wines’ Guest House is located at Nuriootpa, in the heart of the Barossa Valley.
Elderton Wines was established by Lorraine and Neil Ashmead in 1982 and is now managed by the second generation of the Ashmead family, brothers Cameron and Allister. The Ashmead family have enjoyed hosting many visitors over the years, and now offer Guest House accommodation to the public.
Situated only a short walk from Elderton’s Cellar Door, this is a great base for any Barossa visit.