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Gemtree Wines Wetlands Ecotrail and Tours

The Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail is open free to the public everyday. Feel free to wander the ecotrail at your leisure and take advantage of the complimentary BBQ facilities or book a guided eco tour to meet the family, learn about biodynamic farming, taste

The Buttery family decided to preserve a 10 hectare section of land within the Gemtree vineyard in 1998 to contribute to the survival of local native species and to ensure an ecological balance is maintained on the property.

Originally it was a degraded creek line littered with rubbish from past farming use and feral weeds, Gemtree partnered with Greening Australia to develop the site and planted over 50,000 natives. The site is now a biodiverse wetland and a haven for native birds, plants and animals. Gemtree and Greening Australia’s story continues through your contribution. Part proceeds of the sale of every certified organic bottle of wine contributes to Greening Australia’s vision for nature conservation.

The wetlands help us grow better wine!

Biodiversity in the wetlands aids Gemtree’s agricultural production through:
•Improving the quality of the soil by cycling nutrients
•Controlling wind and water erosion and rising ground water
•Providing habitat for useful predators of pest insects within the property and a safe haven for vineyard pollinators
•Water cycling through the wetland provides a natural filter breaking down agricultural wastes from upstream

The Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail is open free to the public everyday. Feel free to wander the ecotrail at your leisure and take advantage of the complimentary BBQ facilities or book a guided eco tour to meet the family, learn about biodynamic farming, taste organic wines at the Gemtree sustainable cellar door and tour the trail. Mandarin speaking guides available.

More information and bookings:

Please contact the Gemtree Head Office:
Ph. (08) 8323 8199 (select the Marketing extension)
E. info@gemtreewines.com

Gemtree Wins is a Green Lifestyle advertiser; however we always make sure to check the credentials and claims of any companies seeking to advertise with us, and we only support and encourage companies that are genuinely moving towards environmental sustainability. For more information, check out our code of conduct.