By James Wells
Barossa-based family winery, Elderton Wines, has announced it will open a new cellar door in September this year, representing a multi-million dollar investment.
“The grand old Tolley homestead, built in 1918 at the eastern end of the Command Shiraz block, about 600 metres behind the existing Cellar Door, is to be converted into one of the world’s most unique cellar doors,” said Elderton sales and marketing manager, Karli Currie.
“Set amongst some of the world’s oldest vineyards, it will incorporate a more spacious public tasting area, two private tasting rooms, a beautiful outdoor seating area and a lawn tennis court for events,” she said.
“For their Commander customers the new Cellar Door will offer a private lounge incorporating a wine library as well as the former residence’s 20 metre swimming pool being available for their exclusive use.”
A vineyard since 1894 and owned by the Ashmead Family since 1979, today Elderton is run by second generation brothers, Cameron and Allister. With world renowned wines that are enjoyed for their amazing varietal characters and regional definition, Elderton pride themselves on quality, consistency and sustainability and look forward to sharing this in a new ‘space’.
“It is a very exciting development for our family owned and operated winery, and the team at Elderton cannot wait to show it off,” co-managing director Cameron Ashmead said.