Australia

Hunter Valley, Central Victoria


Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wineries with vineyards extending from Hunter Valley to Heathcote (VIC). Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, it is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality...

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The vineyard that is today known as Elderton was first planted in 1894 by early German settlers, the Scholz family. In 1916, it was purchased by Samuel Elderton Tolley who built himself a sprawling homestead on the property, and sold fruit from the vineyards to his family’s winery. In the late 1970’s, the Barossa Valley was going through tough times, and the vineyards had become derelict. In 1979, the descendants of Mr. Tolley sold the property to Lorraine and Neil Ashmead, and since then, the Ashmead family has worked tirelessly to salvage and restore the phenomenal treasure of a vineyard. Elderton began producing wines from the Estate in 1982. Today, the vision of the founders shines through, and Elderton is celebrated as a major reason for the rejuvenation of the Barossa. The winery is currently helmed by the second generation of the Elderton family, brothers Cameron and Allister, who work with the Estate vineyard in Nuriootpa and have also purchased other exceptional vineyards in Craneford and Greenock. Their aim is to showcase the absolute best that the Barossa has to...

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