Our tasting room 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 7 days (excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 11am – 5pm. You will find us at 167 Elliott Road McLaren Flat.
Relax on the deck, immerse yourself in a personalised guided Tasting Experience and take in unparalleled views of our vineyards and beyond to the sea. With a large open lawn area to enjoy in spring and summer, and heating on the deck for autumn and winter, it’s always a perfect time to visit us.
If you are looking to experience the beautiful natural bushland of McLaren Vale at your own relaxed pace, you can pick up a local produce picnic pack or barbeque pack and bottle of wine at our Tasting Room to enjoy within the Gemtree Eco Trail. Here you can explore the restored native landscape, relax in the wide-open spaces and use the BBQ facilities and playground.
Our Tasting Experiences are conducted seated at your own individual table. To ensure we can accommodate you and your companions, bookings are essential, and groups are capped at a maximum of six people.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on (08) 8383 0802. We’d love to hear from you.
The Gemtree Tasting Experience | $20pp
The Gemtree Tasting Experience includes a personal tasting flight of five of our wines (including two from our super premium collections), a dedicated member of our Tasting Room staff to guide you and a complimentary Riedel glass for all guests to take home.
The Gemtree Wine & Native Tasting Experience | $30pp
Ever tasted saltbush, muntries, or pepper berries? Explore unique flavours with our native food plate while tasting a flight of our biodynamic wines. With more than 50,000 native plants at Gemtree, there’s no better pairing to get a sense of place — this place and country we call home.
Being Biodynamic | $70pp
The moon and nature are key contributors to Gemtree’s wines. Take a walk with us as we demystify biodynamics with a bite to eat and a glass of wine – of course! Learn about biodynamic grape growing and wine making during a relaxing guided tour of Gemtree’s Biodynamic Hut, and see firsthand how this philosophy is applied in the vineyards. Complete your tour with a delicious regional platter featuring some of the Vale’s finest produce, cheeses, condiments and locally baked breads along with a glass of Gemtree Regional Wine.
Wine and Wander | $155pp
Enjoy a perfect combination of nature, food and wine with our Wine and Wander experience. Discover the flora, fauna and wildlife of Gemtree along the Gemtree Eco Trail. Learn about biodynamic grape growing and wine making at the Biodynamic Hut, enjoy a tutored tasting of Gemtree’s wines, and indulge in a private dining experience prepared by the award-winning chefs at the nearby Salopian Inn.
Cultural Experience: ‘Tirkandi – Culture, Connection & Country’ | $110pp
Come on the journey with us. Join Senior Cultural Custodian Karl Winda Telfer for Tirkandi, a tour that celebrates indigenous culture, the region’s ancient history, and the unique attributes of the local area. A walk that rewards the wondering, Karl will explain his people’s deep and ancient connections to the land, plants and animals. Set amongst the native gumtrees of the Gemtree Eco Trail, the walking tour is followed by a biodynamic wine and native food tasting.
Gemtree Eco Trail
Whilst visiting our tasting room we invite you to take a self-guided walk along our beautiful Eco Trail, 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 Eco Trail. The Eco Trail is free and open to the public daily. Wander at your leisure guided by information points, perhaps taking advantage of the BBQ facilities surrounded by tall gums. The trail is about one kilometre long and is a comfortable 15 to 20-minute walk.
Your Escape into Nature
With shared philosophies and commitment to the environment and sustainability, Gemtree Wines and CABN are natural partners. Together, CABN expanded their existing accommodation locations to include sites throughout McLaren Flat amongst the vines and ancient towering gums of Gemtree’s natural beauty.
Our organic and biodynamic credentials have roots as old as our decades-old vines, we firmly believe it is our responsibility to improve the land for future generations. We are committed and dedicated to improving our soils, the environment and local biodiversity.
CABN’s simple approach is to create sustainable, off-grid cabins that leave as little impact on the environment as possible, located in breathtaking surrounds providing you with the opportunity to escape into nature.
Our combined partnership towards enriched experience-based hospitality allows you to connect with nature in one of four CABNs situated amongst the Gemtree vineyards, encouraging you to relax, rediscover and reconnect.
You can book your stay via the CABN website.