Handcrafting wines since 1991, Pepper Tree produces wines of purity, elegance and distinction.
Nestled in the heart of Pokolbin, Pepper Tree has been designed as one of the show places of the Hunter Valley, offering a unique and relaxed wine experience set amongst the spectacular gardens that surround the property.
The professional and friendly team at Pepper Tree are passionate about all things wine. Let them guide you through the range of premium wines and introduce you to the many facets of Pepper Tree. Experience first hand the service that gained them the respected title of 'Cellar Door of the Year' voted by their industry peers.
Pepper Tree provides a great atmosphere for discovery!
Tell me more about your Winemaker, Gwyn Olsen
Gwyn graduated from Roseworthy University in Adelaide in Oenology in 2005, and since Gwyn has worked three vintages in France - Languedoc, St Emillion and Burgundy, held an Assistant Winemaking role at Villa Maria in New Zealand, for two years before being promoted to Operations Winemaker which she held for a further two years. In 2013 she accepted the position of Chief Winemaker at Briar Ridge, and soon after the additional role of General Manager. In 2015, Gwyn was awarded the Rising Star of the Year award at the Hunter Valley Legends Awards, in recognition of her contribution to the Hunter Valley wine tourism industry over the past 12 months as well as becoming a Len Evans Tutorial Scholar. Gwyn’s enthusiasm and dedication to the Hunter Valley wine industry, passion for creating wines with a strong sense of place, and the confidence to push boundaries in winemaking is evident in the success she has had.
Tell me more about your owner, John Davis
In another life John Davis was a successful oil exploration geologist. In 1982 he bought his first vineyard and by 1988 his first winery. What started out as a serious hobby gradually became his sole business focus. John has used his geological knowledge to purchase select vineyard sites in four of Australia’s premium grape growing areas – the Hunter Valley, Wrattonbully, Coonawarra and Orange. His purchase of Pepper Tree in 2002 completed his objective of putting together his own vineyards with a compatible high quality boutique winery, where each vineyard’s terroir can be fully expressed. John’s house is situated in the middle of his Hunter Valley vineyard at Mount View.