Located in the world renowned McLaren Vale wine region, certified Organic & Biodynamic Winemakers, Gemtree Vineyards is owned and run by third generation grape growers, the Butterys. The family is dedicated to producing iconic wines of the highest quality from their vineyards. With over 133 ha of prime vineyards and featuring a 10 ha wetland, at the heart of their wine making philosophy is the importance of sustainability.
Sharing this same philosophy, Class A Energy Solutions has partnered with Gemtree Vineyards and installed a 10kW PV ground mounted solar system outside their new sustainable cellar door. This system has the potential to eliminate 100% of the power bill and feed any excess power back to the grid. it will help the site become carbon neutral and is equivalent to planting 1411 trees, taking 14 cars off the road and will remove 17 tonnes of carbon each and every year.
The wine industry has been one of many to embrace renewable energy and all of it’s benefits, helping to provide a sustainable environment for generations to come.