Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Gemtree Wines

Gemtree is a family owned winery dedicated to growing better wine - naturally.

Gemtree's 306 acres of vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic. For owners Melissa and Mike, it is not just about winemaking, it is about setting new standards for sustainable, generational farming.

Gemtree's sustainably built Tasting Room takes in elevated views over McLaren Vale to the ocean beyond. Located at the Cellar Door is the Gemtree Biodynamic Hut, an informal interactive experience providing visitors with a deeper understanding of biodynamic viticulture. Adjacent to the Tasting Room is the 1km Gemtree Ecotrail, a meandering path through 10 hectares of regenerated natural bushland, offering visitors a connection to the surrounding land that inspires Gemtree's guiding philosophies.

Experiences At The Winery

Being Biodynamic

Being Biodynamic

Demystify biodynamics with a bite to eat and a glass of wine


Icons of McLaren Vale

Icons of McLaren Vale

The ultimate McLaren Vale wine experience


Tirkandi Cultural Tour

Tirkandi Cultural Tour

Celebrate Indigenous culture

Wine and Wander

Wine and Wander

Relaxing private gourmet picnic and wetlands discovery




The Gemtree family see themselves as custodians of the land and their approach to sustainability is simple - it is the right thing to do.

Paul and Jill Buttery established the Gemtree vineyards in McLaren Vale in 1980. Now their daughter Melissa Brown (nee Buttery) is the Biodynamic Viticulturist and her husband, Mike Brown is the Chief Winemaker and Managing Director.

Mike and Melissa’s philosophy is simple - minimal intervention in the winemaking process and a more environmentally conscious farming system to produce certified organic and biodynamic wines which are powerful, concentrated, and express the true characteristics of each grape variety and the region.

The story of Gemtree has grown to mean so much more than a fable shared with the Buttery and Brown children. It came from Melissa and Mike’s passion for the environment and acknowledgement of the importance of the vineyard ecosystem. It symbolises everything that the brand stands for.  


McLaren Vale is famous for its intensely flavoured Shiraz as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Grenache. Nestled between rolling hills and a picturesque coastline approximately 35 km south of Adelaide, the region has a Mediterranean climate that is ideal for grape growing.

Wine Varieties

Shiraz, Tempranillo, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Chardonnay, Savagnin


Visit Us

167 Elliott Road, McLaren Vale  

Time to visit

All year round

Getting here

From Adelaide, take the Southern Expressway and Victor Harbor Road, then take the McLaren Vale exit.

Opening times

10am to 5pm




08 8383 0802



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