We are proud and thrilled to announce our huge wins at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show - THREE TROPHIES for Artwine 2018 In the Groove, Gruner Veltliner. First Trophy was the International Judges Wine to Watch, who quoted "This wine rocked my world and is the best example of Gruner Veltliner I have ever seen outside Austria".
Then we were awarded Best White Wine of Show followed by the BEST WINE of SHOW - Wow! We are thrilled and humbled to have received such accoloades.
The winning month continued with a Trophy awarded by Winestate Magazine for the Best Alternative White Wine of the Year for our 2018 Wicked Stepmother Fiano.
Added to the other two Trophies for our Doghouse Merlot and The Good Life Cabernet 2017 - we are celebrating a triumphant and successful year. We strive to be one of the best producers of alternative varieties in Australia and currently have one of the largest commercial "alternative" vineyard holdings.
Thank you to all our customers who have supported us so strongly particularly since the opening of our Cellar Door five years ago.
Cheers Judy & Glen Kelly
So thrilled to win our 15th Trophy with the 2017 The Good LIfe, Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - It certainly is "The Good Life".
Currently only available to our Wine Club Members until early December when it will become available online and at Cellar Door for all to enjoy.
Thrilled to have recently won the Trophy for our Doghouse Merlot at the Australia & New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards, accepted at a wonderful event in Sydney.
Our Adelaide Hills Merlot is a complex well structured wine showing delicious fruit flavours of fleshy plums, mulberries and juicy berry fruit with a touch of spice, chocolate and cherries. An elegant wine that is vibrant and well balanced with a soft dry finish and lush velvety tannins. Available online and at Cellar Door.
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.