Bremerton Wines has officially opened their brand new wine-tasting room and we were very excited to drive to Langhorne Creek and experience it for ourselves!
The perfect mix of modern and historical, the new tasting room at Bremerton Wines uses huge, open windows, recycled-timber bar accents, modern slate floors and bricks from the original barn to create a beautiful, interactive and spacious tasting space. Here is the perfect place to try many of the gorgeous wines and gins available from Bremerton Wines. Outside is a beautiful outdoor area with seating, which gives visitors a chance to enjoy a glass of wine or a local produce platter on the verandah or on the lawn with a picnic rug and bean bags.
The tasting room sits alongside the historic 1866 barn, which has been the cellar door and tasting area for over 26 years. The barn continues to work as an indoor dining area where visitors can enjoy lunch, pizza and shared platters using fresh, local produce. Displayed along the gorgeous open-brick walls is David Driven OAM ‘Barrel Ends’ art collection, a series of paintings done by Australian artists on the bottoms of wine barrels. Upstairs you can see rotating exhibitions which feature local artists and changes every six weeks.
Whilst visiting Bremerton Wines we enjoyed two of the flights they have on offer. We were able to try a wine flight paired with some local produce, and a gin flight with Fever Tree tonic.
For our wine flight, we tried four special release wines, two Bremerton white wines and two Bremerton red wines. We paired the 2019 Special Release Vermentino with Angelakis Pickled Baby Octopus, the light sea spray and citrusy white wine complementing the delicate flavours of the seafood. The phenomenal 2020 Special Release Fiano was beautifully aromatic and the textural nuttiness and citrus flavours paired perfectly with Udder Delights Goats Curd on Sourdough. The 2017 Special Release Barbera had intense dark forest fruit aromas and a beautiful herbal lift and flavour of dark chocolate allowed it to pair phenomenally with the Les Deux Coqs Pork Rillettes with Crackers and Jus. The rich, perfumed violet 2018 Special Release Malbec was complemented by rich Alexandrina Cheese’s Mt Jagged Mature Cheddar which added a thick and creamy texture to the light, vibrant red wine.
The gin flight allowed us to try the three gins invented by the Willson sisters to celebrate their father’s 70th birthday. The Willson Small Batch Gin’s come in three flavours, all infused with beautiful flavours that resonate with South Australia. The Classic London Dry Gin contains the core botanicals of juniper, coriander, lemon and lime and is perfectly garnished with dehydrated lemon, juniper berries and thyme. A delicious, unique and favourite gin is the Samphire & Sage Gin, a classic gin infused with locally foraged Lake Alexandrina samphire and sage. The Citrus Burst Gin is perfect for a summer’s day, a classic gin infused with mandarin, blood orange and cara cara orange and garnished with dehydrated mandarin and mint.
There is no better way to finish a day of sunshine and wine than with some gourmet pizza made with beautiful South Australian produce. We started with a traditional Margarita with Lucius tomato sauce, fresh tomato and basil, and mozzarella cheese. The Strada Nova was a favourite with parmesan, gorgonzola and mozzarella cheese, Skara pancetta and fresh sage. Something a little different but very delicious is the Potato & Rosemary, with sliced potato, Peninsula Providore olive oil and Murray River pink salt.
Visiting the Bremerton Wines winery is a perfect way to spend a day without having to drive too far out of Adelaide. In winter, enjoy some red wines and a long lunch in the historic barn and during the summer indulge in some white wine while you bask on the lawn in the sunshine. We can’t wait to see what these talented sisters will come up with next!
Words by Elisabeth Marie
WHERE: Kent Town Road, Langhorne Creek