Elderton Wines: Command Shiraz
Lorraine and Neil Ashmead took a huge gamble in being among the earliest pioneers to promote the excellence of old-vine Barossa Valley Shiraz, especially in a time where many were pulling the variety out of the ground. In 1984, two years after wines were first made under the Elderton label, the decision was made to produce and bottle a single vineyard wine from the oldest block on the Elderton Estate.
The Elderton Command vineyard, as it is known today, was established in 1894 and is one of the most important vineyards planted in Australia. The Command block is always the standout Shiraz fruit on the 72-acre Elderton Estate and will always be the source of this single site, terroir driven wine.
In the winery all care is taken to guide Command to become a rich and powerful wine which has balance and poise to cellar into the long term.