ArtWine scoops the pool at the 2016 Clare Valley Wine Show

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ArtWine lovers listen up because your love for this incredible wine brand is going to soar to new heights when you hear this news!

ArtWine owners Judy and Glen Kelly were awarded a staggering six trophies at the Clare Valley Wine Show last Friday 28th October. They won five Gold Medals in the judging for their Riesling, Fiano, Rose, Montepulciano and Shiraz, and this evolved into six trophies awarded.

“It was one of the most amazing days of our lives!” says Judy. “It is more than we could have dreamed of, yet have always worked so hard to achieve. 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 grow so well in this region.”

The Trophies were awarded for:

  • Best Dry White other than Riesling – ArtWine ‘Wicked Stepmother’ Fiano 2016
  • Best Rosé of Show – ArtWine ‘Temptress’ Rosé 2016
  • Best Vintage Section Dry Red Blends and other varieties – ArtWine ‘Leave Your Hat On’ Montepulciano 2015
  • Best Dry Red of Show – ArtWine ‘Leave Your Hat On’ Montepulciano 2015
  • Best Small Producer – ArtWine
  • Best Exhibitor of Show – ArtWine

The Artwine brand was created in 2008 and is synonymous with alternative varieties.

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Pictured: Glen and Judy Kelly celebrate at the Clare Valley Wine Show

“We remember winning our first medal, a bronze at the Alternative Wine Show and we were so excited back then in 2009,” said Judy. “Can you imagine how Friday felt?! We were overwhelmed and emotional! It has culminated our dreams of where we want to be in the world of wine.”

The alternative varieties Artwine produce are Prosecco, Fiano, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Tempranillo, Graciano. Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc, Gruner Veltliner and coming soon Albarino. Traditional varieties are Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. With vineyards in the Clare Valley where they started their wine journey, they also have a vineyard in the Adelaide Hills where they built their architecturally designed Cellar Door.

Artwine is also the first Adelaide Hills Cellar Door to release an estate grown Prosecco.