RICH AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE
History dates back to the 1850s when William Hill first took up land in Langhorne Creek, building the initial homestead later known as ‘Fairholme’. William’s granddaughter married Arthur J Follett, who established the first vineyards on the property during the late 1880s.
The property had always combined a successful dairy farm along with grape growing. The ‘Bremer View Illawarra Stud’ was founded by Len Follett in 1932 and he became well recognized for running one of the best production Illawarra herds in South Australia.
Over the years the farm began to place a greater emphasis on grape growing. In the 1960s and 70s the Palomino and Doradillo vines were replaced with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and later Chardonnay.
A new chapter began for the Follett family with the first Lake Breeze wine produced in 1987. This led to the opening of the cellar door in 1991.
Langhorne Creek is one of Australia’s oldest wine grape districts and is renowned for its full-bodied red wines. This wine growing region is located between the Adelaide Hills and Lake Alexandrina, only a one hour drive from Adelaide.
Cool afternoon breezes from Lake Alexandrina help to create a surprisingly cool climate, which allows for a longer, more even ripening period. This is coupled with deep, rich alluvial soil, which is deposited by the unique annual flooding of the Bremer River.