Australia’s historic Langhorne Creek wine region was first settled in the 1850s, and wine soon followed when former English shipwright Frank Potts planted the first grapes here. In the 1980s Craig and Mignonne Willson moved in, attracted by the region’s viticultural promise, purchasing the 40 hectare Bremerton Lodge which was then being run as an alfalfa farm. The family planted their first vines in 1991 and now has 120 hectares of vines which are looked after by the Wilson’s daughters, Rebecca and Sarah.
Bremerton Wines & Bremerton Vineyards
14 Kent Town Road, Langhorne Creek, SA, 5255, Australia
WInes crafted from select parcels on the estate. Each parcel is vinified separately to give winemaker Rebecca maximum control over the blending, with the finest parcels given extra barrel ageing prior to blending. The typical ageing period is 24 months in extra fine grain American oak barrels, followed by another 12 months of ageing in the bottle.