Bremerton

Langhorne Creek is unique in that it sits on the rich soil of the Bremer River flood plain. Fresh, cool evening breezes from Lake Alexandrina provide a microclimate of mild to warm summer days and cool evenings, perfect for the long ripening of the grapes producing intense and sought after cool climate flavours.

Bremerton was established in Langhorne Creek back in 1985, in an area noted for producing some of the finest wine grapes grown in Australia. Craig and Mignonne Willson set up the vineyard and today they have been joined by daughters making it a truly family affair. Winemaker, Rebecca Willson, and Marketing Manager, Lucy Willson, have focussed the family’s wine range on high quality and individualistic wines. They have given Bremerton a strong foothold in the highly competitive wine market with Rebecca’s first label at age 25 - the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon - winning a trophy and rated third best Cabernet in Australia by Winestate magazine.

Since then the Willson Sisters have taken Bremerton to become one of the best known brands from South Australia’s Langhorne Creek wine region.

Rebecca seeks the best possible fruit both from her own vineyards and from those of other specialised Langhorne Creek growers to craft traditional, full bodied, full flavoured, mouth filling Langhorne Creek wines that show a consistency of style whilst enabling the true varietal grape characteristics to be expressed.

The winery has invested heavily in a premium French and Amercian oak program, using 220 litre barriques to ensure subtle and complementary oak influences. The winery utilises tradtional open top fermenters made from stainless steel and a purpose built barrel cellar for maturation. New laboratory and tasting facilities are also part of the winery.

Premium wines require premium grapes. Bremerton Wines has 290 acres planted at Langhorne Creek from which it selects its best fruit each year, with the balance being sold to other wineries. Best quality practices ensure best quality grapes. The predominant grape varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with smaller quantities of Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
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