By Andy Young

Premium Barossa winery, Elderton Wines, is adding new Grenache products to its portfolio that builds on its heritage as a producer of quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

According to Elderton proprietor Cameron Ashmead, the second vintage of the Western Ridge Grenache Carignan blend reflects the diversity of the small family owned winery.

"2012 was the first vintage and sold out in record time. The 2013 has just been released and with only 160 six-packs made, we would love to see it in collector's cellars and high end on premise," Ashmead said.

"When we bought the Greenock vineyard in 2010, it was to add diversity to the wines that we make and showcase the sub regionality of the Barossa. My brother and I were a bit nervous about working with Grenache, but the results we have achieved have been outstanding.

"One of the advantages of the Barossa, is Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro vineyards, that we can showcase to the world. What I also love abut the Grenanche Carignan blend, is that it shows a lot of complexity, it is easy drinking and very un-Barossa like. A lot of people think Barossa is a one trick pony, but with almost 800 growers and 180 producers ranging from smaller producers to the big players, there are some very exciting things coming of the Barossa right now." 

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