Bremerton

"The Willsons have been grapegrowers in the Langhorne Creek region for some considerable time but their dual business as grapegrowers and winemakers has expanded significantly. Their vineyards have more than doubled to over 100 ha (predominantly cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot), as has their production of wine under the Bremerton label. In 2004 sisters Rebecca and Lucy (marketing) took control of the business, marking the event with (guess what) revamped label designs. Can fairly claim to be the best producer in Langhorne Creek. "James Halliday"A family affair at Langhorne Creek, Bremerton has struggled a little to maintain the freshness and brightness of its red wines due to some very challenging seasons. These are typically quite assertive wines, with layers of rich, minty fruit supported by assertive and grainy oak. It will be interesting to see how the Willsons have handled the 2004 and 2005 seasons, which should have made red winemaking rather more satisfying."Jeremy Oliver