Gemtree Vineyards comprises 330 acres in the heart of McLaren Vale and has been the home of Paul and Jill Buttery for over 20 years. The Gemtree label was created by the family in 1998 with the release of 400 dozen Shiraz. Today production is over 30,000 cases across 15 different products.
Jill & Paul’s son Andrew, heads up Gemtree and their daughter Melissa, together with her husband Mike Brown, guide the fruit from vine to bottle.Each vintage Mike and Melissa hand select the outstanding parcels of fruit from both vineyards to make the Gemtree range of wines. Since 2007 the entire estate has been farmed biodynamically and we are now seeing the Gemtree’s first 100% biodynamic wines being released into the market.
For the past 10 years a wetland area has been under development in the heart of the vineyard. The aim is to restore the health of the ecosystem whilst providing a sanctuary for frogs, bird life and other native species.
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McLaren Vale, one of Australia’s premier wine regions was first planted with vines in 1838. It has a mediterranean climate with cool wet winters and long warm summers, making it ideal for growing grapes.
The pristine coastline of SA is just minutes from our vineyards and the maritime influences of cool evening breezes and ancient limestone deposits in the soil, are instrumental to the quality of fruit that we grow.
We have over 300 acres of vineyards in McLaren Vale. The home block, Gemtree, is located at the foothills in McLaren Flat and comprises 270 acres planted with Chardonnay, Savagnin, Verdelho, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Tatachilla Road Vineyard located close to the coastline comprises just over 60 acres and is planted to Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
White Lees Shiraz
Luna Roja (Red Moon) Tempranillo
Cadenzia (Grenache, Shiraz, Tempranillo)
Tatty Rd. (Cab Sav, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Merlot)
The Phantom Petit Verdot
5 Star Winery & "Dark Horse" - James Halliday 2009 Australian Wine Companion
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Cellar Door Hours
Gemtree's cellar door is open 7 days a week from 10am til 5pm.
Find us in the old Salopian Inn restaurant building on the corner of McMurtrie and Main Rd, McLaren Vale
(08) 8323 7428
We share cellar door with our mates from Dowie Doole wines in McLaren Vale.