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IT is all change at Barossa Valley winery Elderton, where second-generation owners Cameron and Allister Ashmead have opened their family home in Nuriootpa as the wine label’s new cellar door.
After a major restoration to the building and surrounding gardens, the new Elderton Wines cellar door is one of only a handful to showcase a winery’s heritage and history by opening the family homestead to the public. The new Barossa winery cellar door will celebrate the Ashmead family history and their successes in the wine industry since their arrival in the Barossa in 1979. The new cellar door overlooks the old vine Command shiraz block and features a private lounge and dining room, a 20m swimming pool, helipad and tennis court for Elderton Wine Club members, four private tasting rooms and multiple outdoor areas, including a vine-covered dining area overlooking the lawns. “It is a very exciting development for our family winery and the whole team at Elderton cannot wait to show it off,” co-managing director Cameron said. The brothers grew up in the house with their parents, Elderton Wines founders Neil and Lorraine Ashmead. Cameron describes the building as: “One of Australia’s grandest examples of gentleman’s bungalow architecture from the World War I period.” The new cellar door will provide facilities for private bookings, personalised wine experiences, bespoke wine events and corporate functions. Visitors can also enjoy seasonal platters and tasting plates, learn about Elderton’s award-winning wines in the public tasting room and enjoy the lawns and gardens surrounding the homestead. Elderton, 3-5 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa; open weekdays 10am-5pm and weekends 11am-4pm.