Once Upon A Wine gets acquainted with Gartelmann Wines

Who are Gartelmann Wines?
Gartelmann Wines are a small boutique winery located in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Jorg and Jan Gartelmann in 1995. Gartelmann produces wines from NSW’s premium wine regions including Mudgee, Orange, Rylstone and of course the Hunter Valley.

Once Upon A Wine recently became acquainted with Gartelmann Wines – the 2016 Gartelmann ‘Stephanie’ Pinot Gris and 2014 Gartelmann ‘Joey’ Merlot,

  • 2016 Gartelmann ‘Stephanie’ Pinot Gris 
  • 2014 Gartelmann ‘Joey’ Merlot

2016 Gartelmann ‘Stephanie’ Pinot Gris 

The 2016 Gartelmann ‘Stephanie’ Pinot Gris is named after the Gartelmann’s daughter and it is the first release of this variety for Gartlemann. It is made with fruit from the Orange region and is a dry wine with pear, apple and melon flavours. Very refreshing and goes down well. It would be paired well with a spicy Asian dish. This wine should be enjoyed now,

2014 Gartelmann ‘Joey’ Merlot

Being named Joe and having a nickname ‘Joey’, Once Upon A Wine was immediately drawn towards this wine. The 2014 Gartelmann ‘Joey’ Merlot is made using a Bordeaux clone grown in Orange. This wine has lovey blackfruit flavours such as blackcurrant and blackberry as well as oak characteristics due to being matured for 16 months in French and American oak. Lovely velvety tannins and a soft finish. This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 5 years.

to contact
Gartlemann Wines?
Visit Gartlemann Wines at

701 Lovedale Road

Lovedale NSW 2321

Hunter Valley, Australia


Phone: +61 2 4930 7113

Website: gartelmann.com.au/

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were enjoyed compliments of Gartlemann Wines via Define Wine. However, the
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