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A single vineyard, strongly terroir wine by maestro Ken Helm AM, from fruit picked off neighbour Al Lustenberger's property, only released under the premium black label if it reaches the highest quality benchmarks. Since 2005 the collaboration of Lustenberger and Helm has claimed more than fourteen trophies. Helm»
An impressive succession of highly awarded vintages, twice in a row Gold Medal Liquorland Top 1OO, Gold & Silver New World Wine Awards and second equal at the prestigious UK Wine Magazine taste off. Flanked by the ocean, mountains and rivers of the South Island, Waipara Hills yield the most stylish wines. Waipara Hills»
A Coonawarra Shiraz of elegance and finesse, vintages are regularly awarded with prestigious international trophies and accolades, outclassing some of Australia's icon wines. Penley Hyland is a splendid effort exhibiting generous varietal fruit and spiced pepper, a hint of American oak and plenty of flavour. Penley Estate»
The legacy of early Victorian vineyards is maintained through a curious canon of place names on Seppelt labels, Chalambar is a tribute to unemployed miners who turned to viticulture as the gold rush came to an end. Deriving its name from the picturesque mount near Great Western, Chalambar is a true regional icon that's been playing to packed houses since 1951. Seppelt»
Brookland Valley Estate made a lasting impression through their stirling efforts at Cabernet Merlot when they claimed three significant trophy wins, including the hotly contested Qantas Best Wine of Show. Expressing fully the generous palate structure and aromatic richness of the established Margaret River Cabernet Merlot accord, Verse 1 is fashioned to a contemporary, drink now styling. Brookland Valley»
Blackjack has claimed the eminent M.Chapoutier Trophy for Best Shiraz at the prestigious Le Concours des Vinson on no fewer than three occasions. Block 6 is a prolific gold medal winning patch of distinguished vines, renowned within the Bendigo district for producing a very high quality, intensely fruit driven Shiraz. Blackjack»
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The wines of Wignall were met with resounding success from the first release, inaugural vintages saw amazing results, attracting conspicuous gold medal and trophy victories. Fruit driven and voluptuous to drink, Wignall have refined the style of their Albany grown Cabernet Merlot to be perfect for today's palates. Wignalls»
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Cabernet Sauvignon by Elderton of Barossa Valley. Concentrated and lush palate showing dense dark berry fruits and suave baking spice notes, seasoned by savouryness and herb. The first and final word in world class Barossa Cabernet, aged in a luxurious selection of completely new French oak hogsheads. The Ashmead block has consistently produced small parcels of peerless quality fruit. Ashmead boasts excellent precision, harmony and depth, incredible persistence as the wine lingers on an immeasurably long finish.
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Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Elderton Barossa Merlot 2013
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Varietal Merlot
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
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Elderton Barossa Shiraz 2010
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Elderton Barossa Shiraz 2012
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Elderton Barossa Zinfandel 2007
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Elderton Command Shiraz 1997
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Elderton Command Shiraz 2010
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Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
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Elderton E Series Shiraz Cabernet 2010
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Varietal CabernetSauv Shiraz
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
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Elderton Eden High Altitude Shiraz 2012
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Eden / SouthAustralia
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Elderton Eden Valley Cabernet 2013
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Region Eden / SouthAustralia
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Elderton Eden Valley Riesling 2014
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Region Eden / SouthAustralia
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Elderton Ode To Lorraine 2012
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Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
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Elderton Sparkling Shiraz 2008
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Based in the heart of Australia's Barossa Valley and boasting vineyards over a century old, Elderton is a producer of some of the world's great wines

Winner of Australia's most coveted wine award the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy (1993) and the prestigious London International Wine & Spirit Competition's World's Best Shiraz Trophy (2000), Elderton remains proudly owned by the Ashmead family. The Elderton Vineyard is located on the banks of the North Para River, which is on the southern edge of the township of Nuriootpa. The Barossa Valley's climate is classified as Mediterranean, which amounts to warm summers (average temperature in January is 25°C to 35°C) and cool wet winters with an annual rainfall of 550 mm. The vineyard was planted in 1904 by Samuel Elderton Tolley, with a view to supplying Barossa wineries with premium fruit. After a period of neglect, the Ashmead family purchased the vineyard in 1979 and went about restoring it to its former glory. Modern viticulture practices were employed and the vineyard began to flourish.

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The inaugural 1982 vintage is now considered a collector's item. The first Command Shiraz followed suit in 1984 making it one of Australia's oldest blockbuster wines. Elderton went on to be distinguished by Australia's most coveted wine award the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy (1993) and the prestigious London International Wine & Spirit Competition's World's Best Shiraz Trophy (2000). In 2003 Elderton finished building its own winery in Nuriootpa, formerly a Penfolds site. Elderton was now able to grow, produce and bottle wines all on the family estate. This means a greater to attention to detail.

The vineyard now comprises 70 acres with the principle varieties being Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The majority of the vineyard is between 40 and 100 years in age. This age, combined with minimal irrigation, produces rich, concentrated fruit for exhibiting classic varietal characters. The majority of the vineyard is planted east to west, allowing the breezes from the Barossa ranges to flow through the rows rather than across them. These breezes assist with canopy management.

The real strength behind the Elderton success is the ancient 72 acre Barossa Floor Vineyard, which produces fruit of the highest quality year in year out. Each block on the property is cherished but the two standouts are the 104-year-old Command Shiraz block and the 64-year-old Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon block. Some of the older blocks on the vineyard are planted with unknown clones, however, all plantings since 1949 are Shiraz 1654, BVRC12 or BVRC30, with the Cabernet Sauvignon being G9V3 or LC10. The trellising used throughout the vineyard for recent plantings is simply a double wire vertical with single wire trellising used on earlier plantings.

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Following fast on the heels of the estate's world renown reputation for red wines, Elderton is gaining a reputation for white wines. The white grapes are mostly all picked in the cool of the night to ensure that they come into the winery at the right temperature. They are crushed at this temperature, where some whole bunch pressing is also done and only the free run juice is used, which in most instances is fermented at cool fermentation (14–16°C) levels.

The red grapes are also picked in the cool of the night, much of the old vine stock is hand picked to ensure the longevity of the vines and integrity of the fruit. They are crushed and fermented in open concrete, static stainless steel fermenters, or limited amounts of barrel fermentation. These ferments are temperature controlled (normally 20–24˚C) before they are fermented to dryness. The wines are then pressed off in the air bag presses releasing most of the colour and complex tannin structures before being blended back into the total blend. The wines are then pumped over to temperature controlled maturation cellars and carefully monitored before further blending and bottling. The best French and American oak and all barrels are benchmarked annually by the winemaking team and the respective coopers to ensure that the oak complements the wines fully.

Stainless steel crushers, centrifuge, air bag presses and temperature controlled stainless steel static fermenters complement the already existing 60 year concrete open fermenters that help shape the wines of distinction. The site also now has a modern lab with a full time lab manager assessing where the wines are at any stage of the process. In 2006, Elderton gained organic certification as a wine processor from the Australian Certified Organic organisation, the first step in the process of working towards a changeover to biodynamic farming techniques.

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