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!