The public release of the 2010 Command Shiraz on 1 March marks 25 vintages of Elderton’s flagship wine. To celebrate this milestone, the Ashmead family are inviting wine lovers to a unique event at their Barossa winery.
Allister Ashmead, Co-Managing Director of Elderton Wines and one half of the family’s second generation to tend to the Elderton Estate, will be hosting the event. Allister notes, “The day will begin at Cellar Door with a tour through the 1894 Command vineyard, followed by a retrospective tasting of some of the most notable vintages of Command. We will finish the experience with a delicious ‘Barossa Table’ long lunch accompanied by the new release 2010 Command.”
Command Shiraz is one of Australia’s best and most highly regarded icon wines. The single vineyard block was planted in 1894 and the Estate has grown around the gnarly old vines. The block is considered a centenarian block by the Barossa Old Vine Charter.
The Command is truly an expression of place, and one of which the family intends to preserve for generations to come. The Command has won accolades from the world over, with a highlight being the 1996 vintage winning the trophy for the best Shiraz in the world at the London International Wine and Spirit Competition.
When: Sunday, 23 February from 10am
Where: Elderton Cellar Door, 3 – 5 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa SA 5355
Tickets: $130 per person from Elderton Wines.