Mark Gilbert is the great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Gilbert, who established the Pewsey Vale vineyard and winery in 1847. Joseph Gilbert had named the property Karrawatta, but adopted Pewsey Vale after losing the toss of a coin with his neighbour. The Karrawatta of today has 12.43ha of vines in the Adelaide Hills, 38.07ha in Langhorne Creek and 8.75ha in McLaren Vale. The vineyards are all hand-pruned, the small batch wines fashioned with minimum intervention. Exports to the US, Canada and Hong Kong.
Sixth-generation winemaker Mark Gilbert produces single vineyard wines from his
own diverse vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. It’s all about site, soil and climate, meticulous management and soft, careful winemaking. The new cellar door is housed in a converted dairy, nestled in the Adelaide Hills vineyard between old
vines and classic Australian bush. Guests can enjoy tailored wine tastings, guided
vineyard walks or simply relax with a glass of wine.
• Tailored wine tasting flights
• Vineyard walks
• Wedding ceremonies and receptions
• Private dining
• Corporate functions