Gartelmann Wines in the Hunter Valley was founded by Jan and Jorg Gartelmann in 1996. Feeling the need for a "tree Change" Jorg announced to wife Jan his idea of buying a vineyard in the Hunter Valley.
Jorg's philosophy whilst running his computer business had always been, 'if you don't know a computer language, then get a specialist to help'. That is exactly what he did. He employed an expert to help him find the best vineyard and an expert winemaker. The vineyard was run down and needed a lot of tender loving care. There wasn't a house or a shed on the block so undeterred Jan and Jorg bought a tent and slept there at week-ends until a shed was built some 12 months later.
Progress was a bit slow until Jorg and Jan bought an adjoining property and moved up to the Hunter in January 1998. By January 1999 they had built a Cellar Door and really got down to business.
Since those early days Jan and Jorg have expanded the business and are now winning gold medals, trophies and other accolades for their wines. They now select the best fruit from a range of regional growers in order to make their wines.
They have been partners in the Lovedale Long Lunch group since 1999 and recently added a thriving Café to their repertoire, operated by Chef Matt Dillow.
Here at Gartelmann Wines we like to express our passion, love and expertise for good wine through our Club G wine club.
Our Club G membership gains you access to a wide variety of award-winning Gartelmann Wines for an astounding price. Upon signing up to Club G, you'll recieve a 25% discount on all wine you purchase as well as free freight to anywhere in Australia.
No joining fee, 25% Discount, 12 Bottles of your choice delivered twice a year and FREE freight and shipping anywhere in Australia.
Multiple Members Only offers throughout the year including FREE events such as our Mid-Winter Festival in July.
Join at the Cellar Door and get your full discount on purchases made that day - fantastic value.
The Deck Cafe Lovedale, located at Gartelmann Wines, is a stylish destination with lovely outdoor and indoor dining areas - cooled by mist and fans on warmer days and heated in the winter.
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch and 2 evenings for dinner.
Monday to Friday Breakfast: 8:30am till 11:30am Lunch: Midday till 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast: 8am till 11:30am Lunch: Midday till 2:30pm
Friday and Saturday nights Dinner: 5:30pm till 7:30pm
CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Australia Day
Bookings are recommended - call the cafe on 02 4930 9007.
The café provides a diverse and delightful menu complemented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Vittoria coffee. More...
I have a confession to make. Every time I drive past a cellar or restaurant in the Hunter nowadays, I do a little fist pump. As a local, it’s just so good to see people coming back to the Valley and businesses getting back on their feet. And, while you can still expect a great wine tasting or dining experience, there are a few changes to the way we used to do things here that you should be aware of. To get the run down, I caught up with Christina Tulloch, President of the Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA), to discuss the ‘new normal’ for the Hunter Valley and in particular, cellar door etiquette. Continue »
The 2018 Gartelmann ‘Sarah Elizabeth’ Chardonnay has been named the Best White Wine of the Show at the 2019 Orange Wine Show. The young Chardonnay was awarded a gold medal with 97 points, followed by the Trophy for the Best Young Chardonnay prior to progressing under the guidance of Wine Show Chairman Nick Bulleid MW to winning the Best White Wine. Continue »
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