We established our South Australian Artwine brand in 2008 after many years of vineyard production and the planting of new-emerging varieties on our vineyards. Also called "Alternative varieties" - these are the new (to Australia) Mediterranean varieties that create and drive our wine passion.
Why do we love these new varieties so much? - They are food friendly, lighter in style and have complex flavours that are interesting and awaken our palates. We are fast becoming a nation of foodies with exposure to the flavours of Europe, these wines excite and complement.
The "Old World" wines become "New World". They are new and exciting!
We believe this is the wine future of Australia. We are committed to leading change, that in turn leads to a more sustainable wine industry by pioneering new varieties that climate appropriate and appease the broadening consumer wine tastes.
We were way ahead of our time in many of our initial plantings, the first to plant Fiano, Graciano and Viognier in the Clare Valley and today are the only Adelaide Hills Cellar Door offering an estate grown Prosecco and Albariño.
We have been awarded in just a few short years an incredible 24 trophies and numerous awards.This year alone we have been awarded a total of 5 trophies, two for our Wicked Stepmother Fiano and three for our aged Riesling.
Last year was also a triumphant year for us, with a total of 6 Trophies awarded. We took out three trophies including the ultimate prize of Wine of Show at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show with our Gruner Veltliner.
We also also were awarded trophies for our Merlot from the Aust & NZ Boutique Wine Awards and a trophy for our Cabernet from the Clare Valley Wine Show.
The year culminated with an Australia & New Zealand Winestate Magazine - Wine of the Year Award Trophy for the "Best Alternative White Wine of the year" for our Fiano.
Cellar Door, 72 Bird-in-Hand Road, Woodside SA 5244
T: 61 8 8389 9399