One of our fave wineries, Gemtree Wines in McLaren Vale – with the fabulous Melissa Brown at the helm – has been judged the World’s Best Winery for Sustainable Wine Tourism at the Best of Wine Tourism awards in Bordeaux, France!
Yep. You read that right. The BEST in the WORLD for Sustainable Wine Tourism. You may have heard us banging on about just how worthwhile a visit to their cellar door is – and now you know why!
The annual awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the ten greatest wine regions in the world. The award is a testament to the ground-breaking organic and biodynamic wines produced over the last decade at Gemtree’s McLaren Vale winery and the growing reputation of Gemtree globally.
Speaking after the award which was announced in Bordeaux on Thursday evening, Melissa Brown, Gemtree owner and viticulturist said: “Mike [Brown, winemaker and co-owner] and I are thrilled to accept this award which shines a global spotlight not only on Gemtree but also on the outstanding McLaren Vale wine region. It is wonderful to receive recognition for our biodynamic and sustainable practices and for the tours that we offer.”
Here’s three cheers to you Melissa!
About Gemtree Wines
Gemtree’s biodynamic and sustainable approach to grape growing means that the winemaking requires minimal intervention. Healthy soils and a fertile ecosystem within the vineyards result in quality, flavourful grapes from which we craft our delicious organic wines.
The wines are a direct reflection of how and where the grapes are grown. Biodynamic wines grounded in earth.
For visitors to Gemtree, the sustainably built Tasting Room, Biodynamic Hut and Eco-trail provide a unique blend of nature, education, food and wine – a tourism experience which cannot be found anywhere else within the McLaren Vale region. Gemtree’s tour offerings bring the mysteries of biodynamic farming and organic winemaking to life.