Gartelmann Wines

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

Our Review

In '96 Jan and Jorg Gartelmann purchased what was previously the George Hunter Estate – 16ha of mature vineyards, most established by Oliver Shaul in ’70. In a change of emphasis, the vineyard was sold and Gartelmann now sources its grapes from the Hunter Valley and other NSW regions, including the cool Rylstone area in Mudgee. Almost 25 years later, in Dec '20, the business was purchased by local chef Matt Dillow who was already running The Deck cafe based at Gartelmann. -JAMES HALLIDAY


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 on weekends until a shed was built some 12 months later. Progress was 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.

Gartelmann Wines is a boutique, family owned cellar door and wine producer, based in the idyllic Hunter Valley in NSW. We specialise in fine hand-crafted wines using grapes sourced from the Lower and Upper Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Rylstone, and Orange regions of NSW.


Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz

Cellar Door


A boutique Cellar Door and wine producer, Gartelmann Wines located in Lovedale in the idyllic Hunter Valley, NSW and is owned and run by local renowned Chef/Restaurateur Matt Dillow and his team. Gartelmann Wines specializes in fine, award winning, 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.


Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday and public holidays 10am - 4pm

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The Deck Café Lovedale

As the name suggests, The Deck is situated adjacent to the Cellar Door overlooking the dam and young forest bush-land. Owned and run by renowned Chef/Restaurateur Matt Dillow since 2013, it is well known for its picturesque setting, fantastic breakfasts and Tapas-style lunches. It is a dining experience to remember with a Hunter Valley fine-dining twist serving award-winning Gartelmann Wines and Premium Vittoria Coffee.. The Deck showcases local produce at breakfast and lunch 7 days per week as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. The Deck Café Lovedale and Gartelmann Wines are available for groups, weddings and private functions.

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Winemaker Liz Silkman, Rauri Donkin
Established 1996
Dozens 7700
Vineyards (area) N/A
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Mon-Sat 9–5, Sun 10-4
Address 701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, NSW 2321
Telephone (02) 4930 7113