"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 2017 vintage
"Dark ruby red with purple hues. A lifted and aromatic wine with notes of red cherry, black current, blueberry and a hint of spice. An open fire with a side serve of baked brie! The palate is medium-weight with a soft and generous mouthfeel. Well-balanced acidity highlights the vibrant and complex red and blue fruits yet still maintaining purity and elegance."
16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com (2015 vintage)
"This has a very welcome oak scent on the nose, plus beautifully ripe fruit. Exemplary modern McLaren Vale Shiraz with grace and delicacy. (RH)."
90/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday (2014 vintage)
"Bloodstone indeed; this is an unapologetically full-bodied shiraz, with untold layers of dark fruits and bitter chocolate wreathed in earthy tannins. The single message: don't mess with me until I'm ready, which isn't now." Drink by 2034
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