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Artwine in the groove with three trophies at 2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

By Monday 12 November 2018No Comments

Artwine In The Groove 2018 Gruner Veltliner won three trophies at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show in Mildura on the weekend – the International Judge’s Wine to Watch Trophy, (Madeleine Strenwreth MW Sweden), Best White of Show and Best Wine of Show.

This is the third vintage of Gruner Veltliner for owners Judy and Glen Kelly.

“We have truly embraced this variety and become part of the Adelaide Hills Gruner Growers Group championing Gruner’s Australian home in the Adelaide Hills,” says Judy.

Thirteen of the 18 wines in this Gruner class were from the Adelaide Hills, seven of which won medals.

“This was the most incredible day for us, we were totally overwhelmed and are still in a euphoric state to have gained such accolades,” Judy says.

“We have won a total of 18 trophies in the last seven years, 12 of which are for our alternative varieties.

Madeleine Strenwreth MW said: “This wine rocked my world and is the best example of Gruner I have seen outside of Austria.”

The Artwine brand was created in 2008 and is synonymous with emerging varieties that Judy and Glen Kelly have planted and produced over many years since 2002.

The emerging varieties produced are Prosecco, Fiano, Viognier, Tempranillo, Gruner Veltliner, Graciano, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc and Albarino. Mainstream varieties include Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Riesling.

AAVWS trophy list

The Dr Rod Bonfiglioli Best Wine of Show
Artwine 2018 In The Groove Gruner Veltliner

Best Red Wine
Coriole 2018 Nero

Best White Wine
Artwine 2018 In The GrooveGruner Veltliner

Best Red Italian Variety Wine
Vineyard 28 2018 Dolcetto

Best White Italian Variety Wine
Oliver’s Taranga Vineyard 2018 Vermentino

Best Iberian Variety Wine
Samuel’s Gorge 2017 Graciano

Best French Variety Wine
Bremerton Wines 2016 Special Release Malbec

Chief of Judges Wine to Watch
Clay Pot Wines 2016 Taurian

International Judge’s Wine to Watch
Artwine 2018 In The Groove Gruner Veltliner

Best Blend
Montevecchio 2018 Mildura Rosso

Best Commercial Volume Wine
Tahbilk 2012 Marsanne

Best Nebbiolo
Billy Button 2016 The Elusive Nebbiolo

Best Nero d’Avola
Coriole 2018 Nero

Best Rose
De Bortoli Wines 2018 Vinoque Nebbiolo Rose

Best Sparkling Wine
Dhiaga Wines 2018 Gewurztraminer Dhiaga

Stewards Choice Award
Bream Creek Vineyard 2017 Bream Creek Schonburger

Tony Mangan Memorial Award for Best Organic Wine
Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2017 Mourvedre

Best Murray Darling Region Wine
Chalmers 2017 Appassimento

Best Label Artwork
Big Easy Radio 2016 Forget Babylon








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