Pepper Tree is part of a complex that also contains The Convent guest house and Circa 1876 Restaurant. It is owned by a company controlled by geologist Dr John Davis. It sources the majority of its Hunter Valley fruit from its Tallavera Grove vineyard at Mt View, but also has premium vineyards at Orange, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully. The highly credentialled Gwyn Olsen ('12 Dux, Advanced Wine Assessment course, AWRI; '14 Young Winemaker of the Year, Gourmet Traveller WINE; '15 Rising Star of the Year, Hunter Valley Legends Awards; and '15 Len Evans Tutorial Scholar) was appointed winemaker in '15. Exports to the UK, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Singapore and China.
For nearly thirty years Pepper Tree has been a beacon for quality wine in the heart of Hunter wine country. Founded in 1991 it continues to flourish as one of the stalwart wine companies of the region. Pepper Tree started with a focus on grapes from the Hunter Valley but today the roots run deep for owner John Davis with vineyard sites in four premium wine growing regions across Australia. Almost three decades on, Pepper Tree is making consistently great wines, drawing on these vineyards situated in the Hunter and Orange in NSW to prized patches of soil in Coonawarra and Wrattonbully in South Australia. You could say it’s the best of four worlds. Our Commitment to the four regions in which John Davis has invested so much of his time and expertise in are the driving force behind all we do. The Hunter Valley represents us but the roots of the tree spread through all four regions.