The Artwine label was established in 2008 by Judy & Glen Kelly, after 11 years of planting alternative varieties on their Clare Valley vineyard. With our backgrounds in international marketing and banking, we have now combined our skills to create and build our brand. Together we manage the Artwine brand and our exciting wine “future”.
ArtWine has two vineyards, with vineyard accommodation in the Clare Valley and a third vineyard housing our architecturally designed Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills at 72 Bird in Hand Road, Woodside.
"Our vision is to focus on the new-modern emerging varieties that offer new and exciting wines to consumers. We firmly believe that Australia's future lies in creating lighter, more food friendly wines and we are dedicated to producing these new varieties to offer existing wine drinkers and embrace potential and new wine drinkers".
We have now achieved in just a few short years an amazing 11 Trophies, eight of which were achieved last year.
2016 was the most amazing year for us with a total of 8 Trophies won. We won our first Trophy of the year for our Coco 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
Glen oversees the management of the vineyards while Judy manages the Sales & Marketing and management of the Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills, at 72 Bird in Hand Road, Woodside.
Owning vineyards since 1997 we were 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 classic Clare varieties already planted, of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache (approx 100 year old bush vines), Cabernet Franc and Riesling.
Our second Clare Valley vineyard in Sevenhill which has stunning views on the other side of the Valley also houses our self contained vineyard accommodation, ArtWine Cottages. The vineyard is planted to Riesling, Cabernet & Shiraz and we have since grafted some vines to Tempranillo.
The Adelaide Hills vineyard which is home to our Cellar Door we have planted Prosecco & more recently Albariño to add to the existing vines of Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Having initially sold our fruit to major award winning wine producers it was in 2008 when we took the leap and launched our ArtWine label and opened our Cellar Door in 2013.
Our wines are made in joint collabaration with ourselves and our winemaker, Joanne Irvine.
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.
|Judy & Glen Kelly
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