October 21st 2015

​Last month McLaren Vale based Gemtree Wines won four Gold and two Silver Awards at the prestigious New Zealand International Wine Show, taking their total gold medals to 17 in the last 12 months.

Gemtree Chief Winemaker Mike Brown and Biodynamic Viticulturist Melissa Brown last month entered a selection of their wines into the prestigious New Zealand International Wine Show. They competed against over 2100 entries from over 10 countries beating their competitors by winning four Gold and two Silver for:


 2013 Obsidian Shiraz

 2013 Ernest Allan Shiraz

 2013 Uncut Shiraz

 2014 Bloodstone Shiraz


 2015 Luna Temprana Tempranillo

 2014 Gemstone Merlot

Australia’s own Gemtree Wines is a certified organic and biodynamically farmed winery that has been within the same family for three generations.

Currently run by the Buttery and Brown families, who are united by their love of creating exceptional quality wines, Gemtree Wines is firmly established as one of Australia’s most loved and awarded local wineries.

‘Gemtree is a family owned winery dedicated to growing better wine – naturally’, says Mike Brown, Chief Winemaker and Managing Director of the estate. ‘It’s good to see that our love for sustainable winemaking is cherished and awarded by international juries as well as national critics and winelovers!’.

Gemtree Wines has maintained a consistent five-star rating since 2009 including receiving five stars from James Halliday again this year.

‘We have been very successful this year’, admits Mike Brown, ‘we received a total of 17 gold medals in the past 12 months. We’re so happy to being able to share our passion for premium quality McLaren Vale wine and acknowledgement of the importance of the vineyard ecosystem.’

Earlier this year, Gemtree Wines also entered the 6th International Organic Wine Award 2015, scoring six awards including two Grand Gold, three Gold and one Silver. Their highest scoring wine with 98 points and equal second out of the entire list of 815 award winning wines, was their newest release 2013 Ernest Allan Shiraz. This wine was released in early 2015 and is available exclusively through the Gemtree Sustainable Cellar Door.

Gemtree Wines is now preparing to launch their highly anticipated gold award winning wine (the 2013 Obsidian Shiraz) due for release in November.