Winemaker: Greg Follett
Production: 20,000 Dozen
Vineyards: 90 ha
Lake Breeze were name as the ‘Best Value Wine Producer’ in Australia this year at the Halliday Wine Companion awards. “The value for money represented by Lake Breeze is nothing short of extraordinary.” Tyson Stelzer
They produce an amazing range of [mainly] red wines from [mainly] old vines in Langhorne Creek, a wine producing region that is little known to the majority of Western Australian consumers.
The highest pointed Lake Breeze wines in this years Wine Companion are the Lake Breeze 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon [97 points], Lake Breeze 2019 Section 54 Shiraz [95 points] and the Lake Breeze 2018 Arthurs Reserve Cabernet Malbec [95 points].
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, not only consistently high in quality but they sell their wines for a song.
Typical of their quality / value ratio is their ‘entry level’ Bullant Cabernet Merlot [92 points], also a gold medal winner at the Adelaide Wine Show.
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.