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Monday 19 August 2019

Back to where it all began for new Elderton winemaker

Brock Harrison, who has spent over 13 years working for Pernod Ricard, is the new winemaker at Elderton Wines in the Barossa Valley, where he began his wine career.

Harrison led a small team of winemakers overseeing all stages of production across the sparkling and chardonnay portfolios for Pernod Richard and also managed the premium red fermentation area at Rowland Flat, crafting small parcels for Jacob's Creek and St Hugo.

He also has a long history with the Ashmead family, who own and operate Elderton. He will work alongside Julie Ashmead.

Harrison first worked as a weekend cellar door casual for Elderton back in 2003, a job that helped him pay his way through his winemaking degree.

A local Barossa boy, he worked with the cellar door crew for two years and then did his first vintage at Elderton in 2005.

"The team at Elderton are very excited to have Brock aboard and know that he will work in harmony with Julie Ashmead to create the next generation of stunning wines," said co-owner Allister Ashmead.

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