An exciting week for us and the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. The release of our first "The Real Thing" Albariño from our Woodside vineyard! Now available online and from Saturday 26th May in Cellar Door.
Why have we called it "The Real Thing"? - the first vines thought to be Albariño and planted were later discovered by the CSIRO that they were actually Savagnin. We were nearly caught up in that debacle but just missed it and planted our beloved Fiano instead. Well .... its been a 9 year wait but now we have "the real thing" right here in a bottle! A huge wait for us but to produce this delicious wine is so very exciting for us and we have created a first for the Adelaide Hills.
Review by Dan Traucki, Wine Writer - "As it happens, the ARTWINE ADELAIDE HILLS 2018 “THE REAL THING” ALBARINO is an absolute cracking wine! Naming the wine “THE REAL THING” is brilliantly appropriate after the 2008-2009 scandal when it was discovered that most of the Albariño planted in Australia was in fact, Savagnin.It is redolent with enticing aromas of citrus and a smidge of steeliness. Is zippy, crisp, bright with delightful citrus flavours and a palate cleansing, lingering finish. A CLASS ACT!"
Cheers and we hope you love it!
Artwine will be at the Clare Valley Gourmet Festival Hub 2018 for the first time. A fun weekend of food, wine and music.
We will be at The Gourmet Hub - Senses unearthed ..... Wine (Artwine & 4 other wineries)......Food by Kitchen & Catering by Sam .....Live Music ......Regional Produce.
This year we will take part in this fun event in the Clare Valley at the Clare Valley Showground (opposite the Tourism Centre) for the first time. Red wines, hearty food, and fun music all makes for a fabulous winter weekend event.
Whilst our Cellar Door is on our Adelaide HIlls vineyard, we have owned two large vineyards for many years which provide fruit for several of our wines. We have been a part of the Clare Valley for many years as we also once lived there.
Join us for the Adelaide Hills Winter Reds Festival on Saturday and Sunday 29th & 30th July. Warming red wines, soul food and acoustic tunes, fire pit, heating in outside marquee as well as being toasty in Cellar Door. Indulge on slow braised lamb shoulder, twice cooked duck and a great vegetarian option, plus dessert and a Coffee cart. We will keep you warm, wined and dined!
No bookings required - open from 11am to 5pm both days.
Join us and celebrate Crush 2017. Friday night we are celebrating Italy's happiest hour. Kick the weekend off with a glass of Prosecco and traditional antipasti as you watch the sun set over the Mount Lofty Ranges. Cincin! 5pm to 8pm
Satuday & Sunday Kitchen & Catering by Sam join us to take you on an Asian experience with their take on Thai Street Food while you play it cool with crisp whites and live music - 11am to 5pm both days.
We are throwing our hats in the air with excitement for this major Trophy win! We have had an amazing year and this last major win of the prestigious Winestate Magazine’s Category Wine of the Year Award for our 2015 Leave Your Hat on Montepulciano gives us a total of 8 Trophies this year. We are humbled and thrilled and the alternatives that have been our passion and raison d"etre are coming into their own.
“Leave Your Hat On" Montepulciano 2015 has also has won two other Trophies this year, Best Vintage Section Dry Red and Best Dry Red of show at the 2016 Clare Valley Wine Show where we won a staggering 6 Trophies.
The wine is medium bodied, aromatic and textural. It is bursting with flavours of dark cherries, plums and berries. Subtle spicy undertones with splashes of herbs lead to good length with savoury tannins.
A triple Trophy wine makes a great Christmas gift at $45 - order through our cellar door or click here to our website.
We are celebrating! Last Friday 28th October we were awarded a staggering SIX Trophies at the Clare Valley Wine Show. With vineyards both in the Clare Valley where we started our alternative wine journey, we also have a vineyard in the Adelaide Hills on which our architecturally designed Cellar Door sits.
We won five Gold Medals for Riesling, Fiano, Rose, Montepulciano and Shiraz that evolved into SIX TROPHIES. It was the most amazing day of our lives. It is more than we could have dreamed of, yet we have always strived for. To win these awards for alternative varieties which is our passion and focus is phenomenal, particularly in the traditional varietal stronghold of the Clare Valley. This is a major win for us but also it proves that alternative varieties as we believe are the future.
The Trophies were awarded for:
Best Dry White other than Riesling – Wicked Stepmother Fiano 2016
Best Rosé of Show – Temptress Rosé 2016
Best Vintage Section Dry Red Blends and other varieties – Leave Your Hat on Montepulciano 2015
Best Dry Red of Show – Leave Your Hat on Montepulciano 2015
Best Small Producer
Best Exhibitor of Show.
The alternative varieties Artwine produce are Prosecco, Fiano, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Tempranillo, Graciano. Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc, Gruner Veltliner and just planted Albarino. Traditional varieties are Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling.
We are also the first Adelaide Hills Cellar Door to release an estate grown Prosecco and have just also won Gold for our Gruner Veltliner.
Two very happy owners!
We are the first Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills to produce an estate grown Prosecco from our Woodside vineyard.
With origins in Northern Italy this sparkling variety has overtaken global sales of Champagne. A delicious light easy drinking style of sparkling for any time of the day. Floral and fruit on the nose continuing through to a delicious palate.
It will have you wanting more. The perect drop for summer and all the upcoming festivities.
$25 at cellar door and online.
We are thrilled to have won the best Sparkling Wine Trophy at the Australia & New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards for our delicious COCO Sparkling NV named after our beloved Cellar Door dog.
This Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir sparkling is tinged with copper hues and has a delightful nose of strawberries and peaches. These characters are displayed with elegance and finesse on the palate and are heightened by balanced acidity and a creamy mouth feel.