Tasting - Elderton Wines7:45 - 9:45 pm
Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 – Directions.
Cost: Members $12, Guests $16
Presenter: Keith Tibble, Eurovintage
Elderton have some of the oldest wines in the Barossa and seeing what age can do to well-made Aussie reds is, I’m sure, going to provide us with some delightful surprises. Presenter for this evening will be Keith Tibble, a long-time friend of the club, and he will begin the tasting with a couple of Barossa whites to appease those club members who have a preference for those styles of wine.
A short history - 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 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 wines on the evening will include but will not necessarily be restricted to:
- 2015 Serafino Fiano - McLaren Vale
- 2015 Pikes Tradition Riesling - Clare Valley
- Elderton E Series Shiraz-Cabernet - Barossa
- 2014 Elderton Altitude Cabernet Sauvignon - Eden Valley
- 2013 Elderton Greenock Two Shiraz-Grenache-Mourvèdre (Dry grown old vine western Barossa)
- 2013 Elderton GTS (Grand Tourer) Shiraz – (dry grown/old vine home block valley floor Nuriootpa)
See all past club events dating from February 1985.
Member prize draw
At each meeting, there is a members’ prize draw, but you must be present to win. We also have a raffle draw each tasting with the prize of a bottle of wine. Purchase your tickets at the door and be in to win.
Drinking and driving
Members will be aware of the lowering of drink/drive limits from December 2014. If unsure read the Land Transport Amendment Act (no 2) 2014. We ask members to be conscious of these limits. For those driving, water and some food are provided or think about a designated driver, taxi, uber or dial-a-driver to get you home safely.
Wine bottle screw caps
Anne is collecting them to give to the Lions organised Kan Tabs for Kids. No food lids or beer tops, please. Save and bring them to the next monthly meeting.