I’ve officially found a winery in the hills that I have fallen head-over-heels in love with.

I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is. Maybe it’s because I enjoyed every wine on their tasting list, their beautiful views, airy cellar door or their resident wine dog Coco who I LOVED (more than he loved me I think).

Either way, Artwine is a winner.

Snuck away on Bird in Hand Road, Artwine is a gorgeous cellar door surrounded by a lovely lawned area filled with lots of arty goodness like metal sculptures and giant coloured pencils. The cellar door itself is massive and gets drenched with sunlight through the huge glass windows. It’s airy and bright and makes you feel uplifted. The ladies who worked there have the same affect- they are super friendly and welcoming and made our stay so enjoyable.

The tasting list at the cellar door changes on a regular basis as they have so many wines- that’s my kind of winery! We started from the top of the list and kicked things off with their prosecco. I can find bubbly a bit hit and miss, but this one ticked all my boxes. Light and refreshing, it could be easily drunk in summer (or any time really). I also fell deeply, madly in love with their 2016 Glass Half Full Riesling and their Temptress Rosé- the perfect balance of sweet and dry.

If you want to make a day of it then their food menu will speak to you- think cheese platters, charcuterie plates and vego and duck liver pates. You can enjoy these in the room next to the cellar door, which has floor to ceiling glass doors that overlook the gardens and vines, equip with heating when the weather gets chilly. When the sun comes out then the doors open up on the yard, where you can take advantage of there picnic rugs and enjoy your feast outside.

We already can’t wait to come back- but this time we will be bunkering down on the lawn with a platter and a bottle of bubbly in hand.

You can find Artwine at 72 Bird In Hand Road, Woodside

Written by Jess

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john Morgan

we loved this cellar door too Jess, and their platter was fantastic along with the different wines we tasted.
Great views and lovely peaceful surroundings.

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