Pepper Tree Wines

Our Story


Pepper Tree was founded in 1991 with a focus on grapes from the Hunter Valley but today the roots run deep and prime vineyard sites are situated through four premium wine growing regions across Australia.


Vigneron and Owner, John Davis saw the potential of the Hunter Valley and continued to find other sites to complement his prized vineyards. John was a successful exploration geologist before turning to a life of wine. Due to his geology he mapped soil types to the vineyards, as well as matched soils to the most suitable grape varieties. The four sites include Hunter Valley and Orange in New South Wales and Coonawarra and Wrattonbully in South Australia. These prized vineyards sites ensure there are premium grapes from four diverse regions.

“Some might think the link between geology and viticulture is tenuous but from my experience in the wine industry this could not be further from the truth.” – John Davis, Owner