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 19 Trophies.
We have also been awarded the Chanticleer Cup from the Adelaide Hills wine region for the Most Welcoming Cellar Door in the region.
2018 was an incredible year for us, with a total of 6 Trophies won. 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 achieved 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.
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