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Top Place to Visit!!!

We enjoyed a leisurely visit & tasting here. The staff are so pleasant & helpful, & the wines are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maitland, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful winery, great cafe, great wine!

We went for lunch at the Deck Cafe, but ended up with a wine tasting at the Cellar Door as well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hunter Valley, Australia
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  • Poor1%
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“magpie”(2 reviews)
“small lake”(2 reviews)
Gartelmann Wines is a boutique winery set in the heart of the beautiful Lovedale area in Australia’s Hunter Valley. Founded in 1996 by Jorg and Jan Gartelmann, we specialize in hand crafted wines sourced from the best sites in regional New South...more
701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2321, Australia
+61 2 4930 7113
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Gartelmanns was the last stop on our winery journey, which was a blessing as it set a high standard that few other wineries could match. Our sever was friendly and knowledgable, we found everything we sampled to be utterly delightful and delicious. Very very highly...More

2  Thank hannafoj
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Coffee was pretty good but atmosphere too busy and noisy... Such a beautiful spot but ruined by the music and the crowd....

1  Thank Mummao5
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a leisurely visit & tasting here. The staff are so pleasant & helpful, & the wines are rather special. We ventured into the restaurant for a lovely meal accompanied by one of the Gartelmann wines. The deck was the perfect spot for lunch....More

Thank Freya1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch at the Deck Cafe, but ended up with a wine tasting at the Cellar Door as well. Really great wines. Jorg Gartelmann is passionate about his wines and it shows not only whilst he is explaining things to you, but also...More

Thank 271judyl
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Gartelmann winery for years, we have also been club members in the past and have recently rejoined. Their wines are of high quality and will priced, the staff at the cellar door are extremely helpful, we were lucky to be...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I am very biased as I love the liquer muscat. It is without a doubt the smoothest muscat or port I have ever had. The staff are happy to give you a full rundown and tasting of all or any of the wines. The verdelho...More

Thank cchb55
Jan G, Owner at Gartelmann Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Fantastic! Glad you like our Liqueur Muscat and hope to see you in the Cellar Door again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Had a monday morning brekky at the cafe. Mix of family and friends. Weather was crisp but clear outside but we were welcomed with throw rugs on chairs. Busy but service was quick and meals delicious. Will go again.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I can't say enough good things about the wine tasting, every wine was great, ended up buying two bottles of the Jessica 2017 Verdelho, has a bit of a passionfruit kick, like a tropical vacation in a wine glass. The reds were terrific there, too.

Thank Melissa T
Jan G, Owner at Gartelmann Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Melissa We are glad you liked all the wines - the Jessica Verdelho is named after my mother who really liked that sort of wine. Enjoy with some Asian dishes. It is wonderful.

Reviewed 18 May 2018

Gartlemann is a great spot to pick up some great wines and have a bite to eat with a nice cafe doing brunch and lunch overlooking the dam. There is a nice selection of wines and the staff are quite friendly. The liquer muscat was...More

Thank Paul L
Jan G, Owner at Gartelmann Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Paul Thank you for visiting and your kind words. I am glad you liked out wines and the brunch at the Deck Cafe. We love the liqueur Muscat too and also enjoy it with some dark chocolate. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Medium collection of very nice wines. They have a nice full bodied reds. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Bonus if you purchase there is a discount that applies to the Deck Cafe meal.

1  Thank Hugary1
Jan G, Owner at Gartelmann Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Many thanks for visiting and glad you liked our wines. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Great service, our group really enjoyed our time their between the cellar door, cafe and excellent wines. Would definitely go back.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited with my brother in law and really enjoyed our visit. The lady doing the wine tasting was really informative and chatty without being pushy. She talked us through the different wines she had and recommended things to try as we...More

Thank Coralie d
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