• May 27th 2009 at 8:01AM
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Elderton GTS Shiraz – Click above for high-res image gallery

Fiat recently released a selection of branded wines for Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo, now it's the Aussies' turn. But whereas the Fiat wines were about marketing, the Elderton 2008 Grand Tourer Shiraz is a tribute to Neil Ashmead, Elderton wineries' late owner. The wife and sons of the vintner, who passed away 12 years ago, commissioned Fuller to create a label to celebrate the man, his winery, and his passion for the Holden Monaro GTS.

As described in a wine auction brochure, the GTS shiraz is "The inaugural release from a biodynamically grown
block of old shiraz vines on the Elderton Estate, paying tribute to one of the co-founders of Elderton. This will be the only imperial of this wine to ever be released from the winery
." A one-of-a-kind vintage to celebrate a man who loved wine and cars? Indeed, we'll drink to that.

[Source: Fuller via The Die Line]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll stick with my Dale Earnhardt moonshine, thank you very much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where/when can said wine be purchased?
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's got a screw-on cap? Must be good stuff.

        • 6 Years Ago
        most aussie wines have crew tops, including some of the highest quality ones. it's a more effective way to seal the bottle and preserve the wine than traditional corks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Screw on caps these days do not mean the wine is of inferior quality.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh. A box of Franzia does the exact same thing for a whole lot less. Heck, print off a couple pictures of cars and you can decorate it a lot cooler than this is.