Family Tree

Gemtree Wines is a full family affair…

Gemtree Wines - Full Family Affair

Paul and Jill Buttery established the Gemtree vineyards in McLaren Vale in 1980. Now their daughter Melissa Brown (nee Buttery) is the Biodynamic Viticulturist and her husband, Mike Brown is the Chief Winemaker and Managing Director.

For the Butterys and Browns it is not just about winemaking… it is about setting new standards for sustainable, generational farming. We see ourselves as custodians of the land and we want to leave it in a better condition than we found it. We want our legacy to live on for our children.


  • Gemtree Wines - Mike and Melissa Brown

    Mike and Melissa Brown

    As husband and wife AND Winemaker and Viticulturist, they work together in every way.

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  • Gemtree Wines - Vineyard Crew

    Vineyard Crew

    We love our vines, tend to the sheep and create the BD preps to grow A grade fruit.

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  • Gemtree Wines - Winery Crew

    Winery Crew

    We endure the long vintages and get our hands dirty to bring you quality wines year in year out.

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