Artwine was established in 2008 by us, Judy & Glen Kelly. After many years of vineyard production and the planting of new alternative varieties on our Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills vineyards, the label was born. We have combined our skills and our passion to create and build the Artwine brand.
We have two vineyards, one with vineyard accommodation in the Clare Valley and a third vineyard housing our architecturally designed Cellar Door in the coler climate of the Adelaide Hills at 72 Bird in Hand Road, Woodside in the Adelaide Hills.
"Our major focus and passion are the new-modern emerging varieties that offer new and exciting wines to consumers. We firmly believe this is the future of wine in Australia.
We have achieved in just a few short years an amazing 12 Trophies.
Artwine has recently been awarded the Chanticleer Cup from the Adelaide Hills wine region for the best Cellar Door in the region for 2017.
2016 was the most incredible year for us with a total of 8 Trophies won. We won our first Trophy of the year for our Coco traditional Sparkling at the Australia & New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards, this was followed by a staggering 6 Trophies at the Clare Valley Wine Show winning, "Best Dry White" other than Riesling" for our Fiano, "Best Rosé of show", for our Temptress Rosé. "Best Dry Red Wine" and then the overall "Best Red Wine of the Show" with our first vintage Montepulciano. We were further awarded as "Best exhibitor of Show" and "Best Small Producer".
The year culminated with an Australia & New Zealand Winestate Wine of the Year Award for the "Best Alternative Red Wine of the year" for our Montepulciano.
The Artwine Team
Judy manages the Sales & Marketing, Cellar Door and daily operations whilst Glen oversees the management of the vineyards.
Owning vineyards since 1997, we are totally inspired by the lighter style European varieties. We started with planting Tempranillo, Pinot Gris, Viognier and later added Graciano, Fiano & Montepulciano. These were in addition to the existing varieties already planted, of Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Bush vine Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Riesling.
Our second Clare Valley vineyard in Sevenhill which has stunning views on the other side of the Valley is home to our self contained vineyard accommodation, ArtWine Vineyard accommodation. The vineyard is planted to Riesling, Cabernet, Shiraz and Tempranillo.
Our Adelaide Hills vineyard which is also home to our architecturally designed Cellar Door, has our Prosecco, Albariño and Gruner Veltliner Pinot Noir and Merlot.
Having initially sold our fruit to major wine producers it was in 2008 when launched our own ArtWine label. We opened our Cellar Door in Woodside in the Adelaide Hills in 2013.
Our wines are made in joint collabaration with ourselves and our winemakers, Joanne Irvine, WineWise in the Barossa and Michael Sykes from Lodestone in the Adelaide Hills.
Joanne has a degree in oenology from the University of Adelaide and has worked in a number of Australian and American wineries where she developed a strong affection for exotic varieties. She was awarded UK’s International Wine Challenge, Red Winemaker of the Year in London in 2006 and was the Barossa Valley Winemaker of the year in 2009 and was inducted as a Baron of the Barossa in 2014.
Michael Sykes is an exciting young winemaker who won the Brokenwood Dux of Second Year prize during his wine making course at the University of Adelaide. He worked with Cape d’Estaing winemaker Robyn Moody before starting his own winery at Lodestone. Michael’s attention to detail puts him in high regard amongst South Australia best winemakers