Our tasting room is open every day and has been purpose built to have minimal impact on the environment and is sustainably run. The tasting room was built using recycled materials, is powered by solar panels and uses only rainwater. Even our food scraps aren’t wasted, but instead go straight to our worm farm in the garden.
Our tasting room is open every day (excluding Good Friday & Christmas Day) from 11am – 5pm. You will find us at 167 Elliott Road McLaren Flat.
Relax on the deck with a glass of Gemtree wine and enjoy unparalleled views of our vineyards and beyond to the sea. Sample our regional platter, which is loaded with organic produce from the Fleurieu Peninsula accompanied by seasonal produce from our very own home-grown veggie patch. With heating on the deck for autumn and winter, and plenty of lawn to enjoy one of our regional platters, it’s always a good time to visit us on Elliott Road.
We offer personalised tasting experiences.
Our Foundation Wines showcase the diversity of the varieties we grow in the vineyard and are available as a tasting flight for just $5 per person, redeemable with the purchase of a Foundation bottle of wine (NB only one fee per one bottle of wine is redeemable).
If you are looking for something a little different then try our Small Batch flight – a collection of wines that are only made in small quantities and well worth discovering. $7.50 per person, redeemable with the purchase of a Small Batch bottle of wine (NB only one fee per one bottle of wine is redeemable).
We invite those who wish to sample our very best offerings for a structured flight featuring our Biodynamic Icons Collection, with the addition of available back-vintage and museum wines. The Biodynamic Icons tasting is $10 per person, redeemable with the purchase of a bottle from our Biodynamic Icons Collection. (NB only one fee per one bottle of wine is redeemable.)
The many benefits of membership to our Gemtree Wine Club include complimentary tastings.
Groups of nine or more people are by appointment only. Please contact us on 8383 0802 to enquire about booking or email the tasting room.
Whilst visiting our cellar door we invite you to take a self-guided walk along our beautiful Ecotrail, filled with native plants, birds and animals.
When the Buttery family took over the McLaren Vale property there existed a 10-hectare barren piece of land that had been cleared for cattle grazing. Within this land there was a creek line overgrown with feral weeds and strewn with rubbish from past farming use. We knew this area needed to be restored to natural bush and wetlands to vastly improve the biodiversity of our vineyard, contribute to the survival of local native species and ensure ecological balance was maintained on the property.
In 2001 the local community came together, clearing the rubbish from the creek. Gemtree partnered with Greening Australia to develop the site, planting more than 50,000 native trees and shrubs. The site is now a biodiverse wetland and a haven for native birds, plants and animals.
Our tasting room staff will point you in the right direction to the Gemtree Ecotrail. The Ecotrail is free and open to the public daily. Wander at your leisure guided by information points, perhaps taking advantage of the complimentary BBQ facilities surrounded by tall gums. The trail is about one kilometre long and is a comfortable 15 to 20-minute walk.