"Following a wine retail background going back to 1966, Paul and Jill Buttery established Gemtree Vineyards in 1980 when they purchased a vineyard on Tatachilla Road in the McLaren Vale. The grew the business releasing their own Gemtree label in 1998. Son Andrew Buttery now heads the company, and his sister Melissa and her husband Mike Brown look after the viticulture and winemaking. The company has made the commitment to sustainability, practising biodynamic farming and achieved Australian Certified Organic certification in 2011. Gemtree owns over 130 ha of vineyards across three main sites and makes a large range of wines over different tiers." Raymond Chan
What The Critics Say
Winemaker notes on current 2016 vintage
"Bright crimson with purple hues. Dark berries, brown spice, concentrated blackberries and boysenberry with creamy oak nuances. Dark berries galore on the palate! The 2016 Dragon’s Blood Shiraz is a soft, mouth filling wine with silky tannins and lovely texture. Juicy and easy drinking. Pair with BBQ ribs or vegetable kebabs."
91/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin (2015 vintage)
"A lighter shade to Gemtree's molten dark fruited wines, this showcases the boysenberry, violet, iodine and smoked meat side of shiraz. At 14.5%, this is a smidgeon lighter than some of the range, facilitating a welcome drinkability across a smooth mould of embedded grape and bitter chocolate oak tannins."
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