Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship

What is the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship?

In 2015, Elderton Wines launched the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship.

The one-year scholarship provides $3000 towards a student’s Bachelor of Oenology (Winemaking) or Bachelor of Viticulture at an Australian University.

The successful applicant will receive mentoring from the team at Elderton. We encourage scholarship recipients to undertake a vintage placement at Elderton. During their placement, the Elderton team will mentor the student, giving them the building blocks for a winemaking career.

The Ashmead family (owner and operators of Elderton Wines) take great pride in the Barossa region. Keeping the balance between tradition, history, evolution, development and conservation of the region is important to Elderton Wines. Family and staff of Elderton contribute a great deal to the Barossa region. They work on local boards and committees, sharing the importance of hard work and comradery – the true Barossa spirit. Giving back to the Barossa community is a priority. Elderton also celebrate all they get from the Barossa, sharing its story, history and character.

Previous recipients have welcomed the opportunity to work in the environment of a respected family-owned Barossa winery.

Read about the 2022 Elderton Winemaking Scholarship recipient Thomas Geyer.

Who does the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship assist?

The Elderton scholarship is open to highly motivated students currently enrolled in an undergraduate winemaking degree. Its focus is on students wanting in a career in the wine industry, with a preference for the Barossa.

The Elderton scholarship is open to students in any year of a Bachelor of Oenology (Winemaking) or Bachelor of Viticulture. It assists students to develop industry skills by supporting them both financially and through industry engagement.

A subcommittee including a Foundation Barossa Board Member and people from the Industry Advisory Group reviews the Scholarship Applications. The Foundation Barossa Board of Trustees then approve the recommended applicant.


Applications are open until 31 May 2023

Download the application form.

More Information

For further information, contact Annabelle Elton-Martin, Executive Officer via email.

Download the 2023 Elderton Wine Making Excellence Scholarship flyer.


You can support your community and Foundation Barossa by donating directly to the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship.



Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship Recipient – Thomas Geyer

Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship Recipient – Danielle Carter