The founder of Bremerton Wines, Craig & Mignonne Willson, left the media world in 1985 for the floodplains of the Bremer River, Langhorne Creek. During the 1800s the region was initially prized for its rich alluvial soils and natural irrigation, prompting viticulture. More recently, in the 1960s, a young Wolf Blass recognised its potential and put the region on the map with his red blends; a wave of corporate plantings followed. The Willsons planted grapes in 1992, built a new winery in 2000 and they now bottle two-thirds of their production. Daughters Rebecca (winemaker) & Lucy (marketing) are closely involved. The winery is equipped with the latest technology, with Rebecca choosing a short 7-10 day cuvaison to extract all the necessary flavours required. The wines are bright and stylish.