Award-winning winemaker Rebecca Willson and her sister Lucy, Marketing Manager, became the first sisters in Australia to run a winery. Since 1988, they have been producing quality focused, consistently high scoring wines from their 120 hectare, 5 star James Halliday rated vineyards and winery. The Willson sisters love what they do and it shows in the wines they produce, which are rich in character and made to be enjoyed with good food, conversation and fun with friends. Their quality, passion and commitment has given Bremerton a strong foothold in the highly competitive Australian wine market. In their own words, "it’s more than just a winery, it’s our life!"
From its establishment in 1988, Bremerton has been striving to create a sustainable future. They acknowldge the environment that supports them is of immense value and their practises reflect that. As a family owned and run business, their ethos is to pass on the property in an improved environmental position for the next generation of winemakers and vignerons. Their participation in a regional environmental risk management program means that they are committed to addressing issues facing the local environment. Continual plantings of native species throughout our estate have ensured the development of well established native corridors, essential for our native wildlife as it provides a safe haven for them to inhabit. Their commitment to nature conservation is ongoing and is an area of environmental management they pride ourselves on.
Bremerton are passionate about working with Langhorne Creek fruit, which has an excellent reputation for consistently producing high quality wines, particularly reds. The sisters have been trialling and introducing a number of alternate varieties to support the core range of Cabernet, Shiraz, Verdelho and Chardonnay such as Malbec, Fiano, and Graciano.
Bremerton Cellar Door
In 2021, Bremerton officially opened its new tasting room that sits alongside the winery’s historic 1866 barn after a multi-million dollar investment. The original cellar door, built in 1866 from local limestone and timbers, was the barn and stables for the Bremerton Lodge Homestead. The tasting room is right in the heart of the Langhorne Creek wine region and only 45 minutes drive from Adelaide, making it the ideal place for a long leisurely lunch with family and friends. Experience a selection of different tasting experiences and menus with a focus on regional produce, designed with perfect harmony to Bremerton wines.
Did you know...
In 2007, James Halliday rated Bremerton's 2004 Old Adam Shiraz at 97 points alongside Penfold's Grange & Henschke's Hill of Grace.