LAKE BREEZE

Langhorne Creek, South Australia

LAKE BREEZE

Langhorne Creek, South Australia

 

 

 

Winemaker: Greg Follett
Established: 1987
Production: 20,000 Dozern
Vineyards: 90 ha

Lake Breeze holds the title for the most under-rated wine producer in our portfolio.

They produce an amazing range of [mainly] red wines from [mainly] old vines in Langhorne Creek, perhaps as a wine producing region also the most under-rated in Australia. Maybe only by Western Australians?

The Follett family can trace their family history in Langhorne Creek back to the mid 1800’s and were for a long time grape growers rather than producers.

Since commencing their own production in the early 1990’s they have been consistently one of the most awarded small wineries in Australia. And not only consistently high in quality but they sell their wines for a song.

Typical of their quality / value ratio is the Lake Breeze 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, now the winner of 6 gold medals at various wine shows around Australia. This is not a ‘one-off’ vintage either, most recent vintages tell a similar story [e.g. the Lake Breeze 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon won three trophies at the Perth Wine Show].

And the Lake Breeze ‘Bernoota’, a 60/40 blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon and consistent gold medal winner is consistently one of the best examples of this unique and traditional Australian red blend.

Although situated quite close to Adelaide and only 60 km’s from McLaren Vale, Cabernet Sauvignon in Langhorne Creek appears closer in style to Coonawarra with the cooling breezes from Lake Alexandrina making an enormous difference.

From the ‘entry level’ Bullant range [Shiraz and Cabernet-Merlot] through to their two ‘Reserve’ wines [Winemakers Selection Shiraz and Arthur’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon] the same theme of fruit intensity and clever winemaking ensures immediately enjoyable wines that also have longevity.