Bremerton Wines is one of the only all female owned and operated wineries in Australia. Inspiration for the form of the building is taken from the pair of sisters at the helm – different yet alike, side by side.
The build began at the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2019. Pressing forward was a gamble, in the words of the owners, but has paid off.*
Bremerton contracted Kenneth Builders to build a new cellar door space adjoining the winery’s historic 1866 barn that has served as the tasting room and cellar door for 26 years.
“The vision really was about increasing our capacity and space in a way that really complemented what was already on the site, because the stone barn is such a beautiful feature,” says Lucy.
Visitors to the winery now enter through a walkway framed by a recycled timber arbor, made of wood from the former replica HMS Buffalo ship at Glenelg as a tie to family ancestors who came to Australia on the original ship.
Many materials have been recycled, with pieces that hold sentimental value such as a gate from Kadina’s railway, timber from Hardys’ wine vats, and red gum sleepers used to build door lintels and sills.
– InDaily, 2021, https://indaily.com.au/eat-drink-explore/2021/01/27/langhorne-creeks-bremerton-wines-reveals-new-cellar-door-expansion/
Photo credit to Bremerton Wines.