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About Us

‘If you are looking for the full package of great wine, mouth-watering food and warm hospitality, look no further than Gartelmann Wines.’

A boutique Cellar Door and wine producer, founded in 1996 by well-known vignerons Jan and Jorg Gartelmann. Gartelmann Wines is located in the Lovedale region of the idyllic Hunter Valley, NSW and is now owned and run by local renowned Chef/Restauranteur Matt Dillow and his team. Specialising in fine, hand-crafted wines created by expert winemakers using grapes selected from a range of premium growers in the Lower and Upper Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Rylstone, and Orange regions of NSW, as well as Renmark and Clare Valley SA.

With the help of like-minded, dedicated winemakers and growers, the business has grown into the place ‘not to be missed’ in the Lovedale area. The wines speak for themselves and the business has now earned a reputation for producing elegant, quality wines at a reasonable price.

The winery has achieved significant success over the years, most recently with the 2018 Diedrich Shiraz winning Trophy for Best NSW Wine - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2023, 2018 Benjamin Semillon winning Best Museum White - Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show 2023 and the 2018 Wilhelm Shiraz winning both Best Museum Red Wine and Best Red Wine of Show - Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show 2023. Along with numerous other wines receiving medals at recent national wine shows, from a range including Sparkling, Whites, Reds and Sweet wines.  

The welcoming cellar door extends to the adjoining The Deck Café Lovedale ‘Tapas Bar’, overlooking the picturesque bush setting.

Providing a true ‘Hunter Valley’ experience that you can enjoy with the whole family.

‘Make good food and fabulous wines part of everyday life.’