We established the 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 are conducive to climate change and appease the changing consumer wine tastes.
We were ahead of our time in many of our initial plantings and today are the only Adelaide Hills Cellar Door offering an estate grown Prosecco and the first in the Adelaide Hills to produce an Albariño.
We have achieved in just a few short years an amazing 15 Trophies.
We have recently been awarded the Chanticleer Cup from the Adelaide Hills wine region for the Most Welcoming Cellar Door in the region for 2017.
2016 was an 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 of 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 Trophy for the "Best Alternative Red Wine of the year" for our Montepulciano.
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.
Cellar Door, 72 Bird-in-Hand Road, Woodside SA 5244
T: 61 8 8389 9399