The Artwine Team
Judy & Glen Kelly (Owners)
Glen oversees the management of the vineyards and the financial side of the business while Judy manages the Sales & Marketing and management of their new Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills, at 72 Bird in Hand Road, Woodside.
Glen has owned vineyards since 1997 and by 2002 was totally inspired by the lighter style European varieties so he planted Tempranillo, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Graciano to add to the existing classic Clare varieties already planted, of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache (approx 100 year old bush vines), Cabernet Franc and Riesling. The most recent addition to our vine family is the Italian variety Fiano which produced its first award winning vintage in 2012 with Montepulciano also planted in 2012.
Judy & Glen then purchased a second vineyard with stunning views on the other side of the Valley which also encompasses our self contained vineyard accommodation, ArtWine Cottages. The vineyard is planted to Riesling, Cabernet & Shiraz and we have since grafted some vines to Tempranillo.
Having previously sold our fruit to major award winning wine producers it was in 2008 when we took the leap and launched our ArtWine label. More recently we have purchased a vineyard in the scenic slightly cooler climate of Woodside in the Adelaide Hills where our stunning architecturallydesigned cellar door is housed. Currently planted to Pinot Noir, Merlot and Prosecco with plans for other new-emerging varieties soon.
Our wines are made in joint collabaration with Judy & Glen Kelly and our contract winemaker from WineWise, Joanne Irvine.
Joanne has a degree in oenology from the University of Adelaide and has worked in a number of Australian and American wineries where she developed a strong affection for exotic varieties. She was awarded UK’s International Wine Challenge, Red Winemaker of the Year in London in 2006 and was the Barossa Valley Winemaker of the year in 2009.
Clare Valley - Dick Bryksy
Adelaide Hills - Simon Tolley