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.

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 closed.

More Information

For further information, contact Annabelle Elton-Martin, Executive Officer on 0455 774 333 or email here.

Download Elderton Scholarship flyer here