Meet our family
Everyone asks “Where do the names come from?”
Family is a very important part of our wine business. A number of our wines are named after members of the Gartelmann family
Gartelmann 'Benjamin' Semillon
Sarah's son and Jan's grandson;
youthful, but a real leader;
and Jan's father, Ben, who loved this wine.
Gartelmann 'Sarah Elizabeth' Chardonnay
Jan's daughter; a smart and elegant lady.
Gartelmann 'Lisa' Reserve Chardonnay
Jorg's aunt. Saved Jorg's life at birth.
Gartelmann 'Jesse' Shiraz
Phillip's son, Jorg's grandson; a delightful handful.
Gartelmann 'Joey' Merlot
Sarah's son, Jan's grandson who has grand
Gartelmann 'Georg' Petit Verdot
Jorg's maternal grandfather who was a war time
air ace and bit of a wild lad.
Gartelmann 'Janette' Moscato
Former co-owner of the winery.
Bubbly like her namesake.
Gartelmann 'Jorg' VP
Former co-owner of the winery. Like the Gartelmann Vintage Port, gets better with age.
Gartelmann 'Phillip Alexander' Cabernet Merlot
Jorg's son; Adventurous and full of fun.
Gartelmann 'Stephanie' Pinot Gris
Jorg's daughter; a great creative writer.
Gartelmann 'Veronica' Rosé
Jorg's granddaughter, Stephanie's daughter; into art and gymnastics.
Gartelmann 'Jessica' Verdelho
Jan's mother, a fiesty lady much loved by Jan.
Gartelmann 'Jonathan' Cabernet Sauvignon
Jorg's grandson, Stephanie's son; His heroes are
Gartelmann 'Wilhelm' Shiraz
Jorg's uncle. Very supportive after we lost our
father early in life.
Gartelmann 'Diedrich' Shiraz
Jorg's grandfather; a really kind man. Much loved