Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Culture, Connection and Country

Gemtree Wines' organic and biodynamic credentials have roots as deep as their decades-old vines because they firmly believe in their responsibility to improve the land for future generations in South Australia's McLaren Vale. Part of this dedication is a committment to understanding and respecting the Indigenous custodians of this precious land - past, present and future. 

In order to share and celebrate local Indigenous culture, Gemtree has partnered with Senior Cultural Custodian, Karl Winda Telfer of Yellaka to share Tirkandi – an inspiring journey of Culture, Connection and Country.

Karl is a senior man from the Mullawirra Meyunna (dry forest people/family clan) which is known today as the Kaurna Nation from the Adelaide region. He is a designer, artist, educator and co-founder of Yellaka - "Old Wisdom - New Ways", an initiative to keep young people strong in culture and identity, through cultural teachings and learnings.

Through small group events taking place from March to October 2021, Karl will share his knowledge and heritage within the idyllic setting of the Gemtree Eco-Trail, set among native gumtrees and wildlife. The one-kilometre trail reveals the unique and diverse habitat that has evolved through a regenerative commitment to the land by Gemtree owners, Melissa and Mike. 

The Tirkandi experience continues in the Tasting Room, where guests can sample some of the finest Gemtree wines.

All Gemtree wines are certified organic and biodynamic, with their exceptional quality and flavours an authentic reflection of their birth soil – wines grounded in the earth. 

For dates and how to book, click HERE.