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7th March, 2023

Bremerton Wines – A great case study for International Women’s Day

Bremerton Wines – A great case study for International Women’s Day.

There are many female winemakers around the world in every different country and market. So to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th we decided to highlight one of our wonderful female run wineries from Australia, Bremerton Wines. 

    1. What is International Women’s Day?

    International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global observance held annually on March 8th. It is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and to raise awareness about the ongoing fight for gender equality.

    The first International Women’s Day was observed in 1911, and it has since become a day of activism, with events and initiatives organized around the world. The day is an opportunity to reflect on progress made towards gender equality and to identify areas where there is still work to be done.

    The theme for International Women’s Day changes each year and provides a focus for the day’s events and activities. The theme for IWD 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. The aim of the campaign is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.  was “Choose to Challenge,” which called on individuals to challenge gender bias and inequality in their personal and professional lives.

    International Women’s Day is an important reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality and the need to continue working towards a world where women and girls have the same rights and opportunities as men and boys.

    1. Bremerton Wines

    Bremerton Wines is an Australian winery located in Langhorne Creek, South Australia. It was founded by the Willson sisters, Rebecca and Lucy. It produces a range of award-winning wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, and Vermentino. The sisters grew up on a farm in the region, and their family has a long history of grape growing and winemaking. You can find out more about the winery here.

    Together, Rebecca and Lucy established Bremerton Wines in 1988 and have since built a reputation for producing high-quality wines. They are known for their commitment to sustainable practices and have implemented a range of initiatives to reduce their environmental impact, such as using solar power, reducing water use, and using environmentally friendly pest control methods.

    Rebecca studied winemaking at Roseworthy College and has worked at wineries in Australia and overseas. Lucy studied viticulture at Adelaide University and has worked as a viticulturist and vineyard manager.

    In addition to their winemaking duties, Rebecca and Lucy are involved in the wider wine industry and have served on a range of industry boards and committees. They have also been recognized for their contributions to the industry, receiving awards such as the Australian Women in Wine Awards Winemaker of the Year (Rebecca) and the Australian Women in Wine Awards Viticulturist of the Year (Lucy).

    The Bremerton winery is open to the public for wine tastings and tours, and also hosts events such as weddings and corporate functions. In addition to its on-site cellar door, Bremerton Wines products can be purchased online and at selected retailers throughout Australia and internationally. It is a typical wine destination business which works together with the wine production to sustain a great Australian wine business.

    1. Bremerton Wines produces a range of wines, including:

    Cabernet Sauvignon: Bremerton Wines’ Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown in the Langhorne Creek region. It is a full-bodied wine with blackberry and cassis flavours and a long, smooth finish.

    Shiraz: Their Shiraz is also made from grapes grown in Langhorne Creek. It is a rich, complex wine with notes of dark fruit, spice, and chocolate.

    Malbec: The Malbec is a medium-bodied wine with flavours of red and black fruit, spice, and vanilla.

    Vermentino: They make a Vermentino, which is a crisp, refreshing white wine with flavours of citrus and green apple. This is a well-known grape in Italy from where it originates.

    Sauvignon Blanc: Bremerton Wines’ Sauvignon Blanc is a light, zesty wine with notes of tropical fruit and grass.

    Sparkling Shiraz: Their Sparkling Shiraz is a unique wine that is slightly sweet with flavours of dark fruit and chocolate.

    Bremerton Wines also produces other limited-release and seasonal wines, including rosé and fortified wines. Often these are only available in Australia.

    1. What awards have Bremerton Wines won?

    Bremerton Wines has been successful in the Australian wine industry, receiving numerous awards and accolades for their wines. Some of the most notable achievements of Bremerton Wines include:

    Winning the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for their 2016 Special Release Malbec at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. 

    Being named “Best Value Winery” in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion, a respected wine guide in Australia. 

    Receiving numerous gold medals and trophies at various wine shows in Australia and internationally.

    Consistently receiving high ratings and praise from wine critics, including James Halliday and Huon Hooke.

    In addition to their success in the wine industry, Bremerton Wines is also committed to sustainable practices and community involvement. They have been recognized for their efforts in sustainability and were a finalist in the 2018 South Australian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

    The Willson Sisters have taken Bremerton on a journey to become one of the best-known brands from South Australia’s Langhorne Creek wine region.

    For the past 17 years Bremerton Wines has been awarded the James Halliday 5 star rated winery which ranks us in the top 5% of all Australian Wineries.

    Overall, Bremerton Wines has established itself as a respected winery in Australia, known for producing high-quality wines and being committed to sustainability and community involvement.

    1. Our range of Bremerton Wines

    Bremerton Wines produces a range of wines, including red wines, white wines, and rosé wines. Some of their wines are not available in the UK, however we currently stock the following lines and are looking to expand this selection in the future. All our current selection of Bremerton Wines are vegan.

    • Selkirk Shiraz

    Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz offers distinctive varietal characters of dark berry fruit and savoury spice supported by soft supple tannins and complemented by well-integrated oak. The wine is balanced on the palate and has great length. You can buy this by clicking here.

    • Tamblyn CSM

    The Tamblyn blend expresses the characteristics of the different varietals, producing a complex flavour profile with a soft tannin finish; Cabernet Sauvignon provides the framework, Shiraz adds berry fruit weight, Malbec adds a perfumed lift and intense colour, and the Merlot rounds out the palate. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Shiraz, 11% Malbec and 6% Merlot. Click here to buy this great wine.

    • Coulthard Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet has a very long history in Langhorne Creek and is one of the original red varietals that established the region. This fruit was grown on ancient alluvial flood plain soil, traditional to this area and as a result of an individual parcel selection, has allowed us to show the pure varietal expression of Langhorne Creek Cabernet. Available now by clicking here.

    • Mollie and Merle Verdelho

    The grape variety Verdelho has been grown in Langhorne Creek for over 150 years. It is perfectly suited to our regions climate and growing conditions. We have chosen to make a fresh, vibrant style of Verdelho to express the pure varietal characters. Click here to purchase.

    • Bremerton NAP Shiraz

    The wine is rich and ripe with a concentrated plum fruit core and a silky texture.  The fruit was picked from their Langhorne Creek vineyard, after fermenting in open-top fermenters, the wine was pressed to oak and aged on lees for 4 months. Buy this great wine now.

    Bremerton Wines – a great Australian winery, run by two female winemakers, making it an ideal example to highlight on International Women’s Day.

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