Hunter/Coonawarra/Wrattonbully – New South Wales & South Australia
Pepper Tree winery was founded in 1991 and is acknowledged as one of the most awarded boutique wineries in Australia, amassing a show record out of all proportion to its size, including the Jimmy Watson Trophy.
In 2002 renowned Geologist Dr John Davis, purchased Pepper Tree Wines, which lead to a greater focus on fastidious management and care of the vineyards, this has resulted in continuous improvement of the quality of their wines. Pepper Tree produces premium varietal wines sourced from its own vineyards in the Hunter, Orange, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully regions.
Recently Gwyn Olsen was appointed as Head Winemaker following outstanding growth and wine show success over the past two years as Winemaker and General Manager of Briar Ridge Vineyard. Her awards include Gourmet Traveller ‘Young Winemaker of the Year’ in 2014, Dux of the AWRI Advanced Wine Assessment Course in 2014 and Hunter Valley ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award in 2015.
Her wines have won 11 trophies and 10 gold medals in the past two years.
“Self-evidently, the wines are exceptional value for money.” – James Halliday, 2014
Winemaker: Gwyn Olsen