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. They 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.
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!"
What is your environmental viewpoint?
From its establishment in 1988, Bremerton has been striving to create a sustainable future. The environment that supports us is of immense value and we hope our practises reflect that. As a family owned and run business, our ethos is to pass on our property in an improved environmental position for the next generation of Winemakers and Vignerons. Our participation in a regional environmental risk management program means that we are committed to addressing issues facing our 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. Our commitment to nature conservation is ongoing and is an area of Environmental Management we pride ourselves on.
Tell us about your cellar door.
The Bremerton cellar door, originally built in 1866 from local limestone and timbers, was the barn and stables for the Bremerton Lodge Homestead. The Willson family carefully restored the buildings in 1994 to blend timelessly with the winery. The Cellar Door is right in the heart of the Langhorne Creek wine region and only 50 minutes drive from Adelaide, making it the ideal place for a long leisurely lunch with family and friends. Lunch is available daily and can be enjoyed in the lovely atmosphere of the Cellar Door or outside (weather permitting). Experience fresh, light flavours with a focus on regional produce, designed with perfect harmony to Bremerton wines. Try one of the platters, picnic boxes or a homemade pizza!
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.