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.