Bremerton is located in the South Australian wine region of Langhorne Creek, and has been awarded 5-Star top rated winery in Halliday's Wine Companion for the last 11 years, and is family owned and operated.
With 120 ha of high quality vineyards and a modern winery, their wine production has increased from 680 dozen in 1993 to 23,000 dozen in 2005 and now fluctuates between 34-40,000 dozen depending on vintage conditions.
Winemaker Rebecca Willson and Marketing Manager and sister, Lucy Willson have focussed the family’s wine range on high quality and individualistic wines. Since they took the reins of the business Bremerton has become one of the best-known brands from South Australia’s Langhorne Creek wine region.
Langhorne Creek sits on rich soil of the Bremer River flood plain, and is a cool climate region, relatively disease free and a region that has a record of exceptionally high and consistent quality fruit.
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.
The area was first settled in the 1850’s when Frank Potts (Bleasdale), an English shipwright, took up a track of land and planted grapes. The district grew to 450 hectares of vineyard until 1990 when expansion began, taking it to approx. 6000 ha – the second largest grape growing region in South Australia.