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Lake Breeze named Champion Australian Small Winery
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Langhorne Creek winery, Lake Breeze, has been named the Champion Australian Small Winery at the 2007 Australian Small Winemakers Show last week, outperforming 355 other wineries producing less than 500 tonne.
Lake Breeze was awarded 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal from 4 entries.
Receiving gold medals were the Lake Breeze 2004 Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz, 2004 Arthur’s Reserve (Cabernet/Petit Verdot) and the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Whilst the 2005 ‘Bernoota’ (Shiraz/Cabernet), received a silver medal.
This continues the amazing run of success for winemaker, Greg Follett and the Follett family over the past 18 months, chalking up 7 trophies and 11 gold medals. The highlight of these being the coveted Max Schubert Trophy at the Adelaide Wine Show in 2006.
2 of Australia’s leading wine writers have acknowledged Lake Breeze, with the esteemed Jeremy Oliver naming the 2004 ‘Bernoota’ the Best Australian Wine Under $20 and awarding it 94/100 by the in his book: ‘The Australian Wine Annual’. James Halliday also recognised Lake Breeze with the winery securing a 5 STAR rating and 3 wines scoring 94 points and over. 2004 ‘Bernoota’ — 96/100 and 2004 Cabernet — 94/100.
Lake Breeze has won an outstanding total of 19 trophies and 59 gold medals since the release of the successful 1992 reds. These are extraordinary accomplishments for a small family winery and for the region of Langhorne Creek.