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Obsidian Story

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Gemtree was founded when the Buttery family planted its beloved Shiraz in McLaren Vale four decades ago. The Obsidian Shiraz is a family treasure and indulgence. Obsidian is hand crafted – grapes are nurtured in the vineyard before the cream of the crop is hand selected and vinified separately. Still, only the best barrels make the cut, ensuring only 1% of our total Shiraz production makes the Obsidian grade. Winemaker Mike Brown’s philosophy is simple – minimal intervention across all stages of the winemaking process. No fining, no filtration.

Obsidian – an extremely powerful and creative gemstone.

Shiraz – McLaren Vale’s ultimate variety, grown on ancient soils in a perfect environment.