Langhorne Creek is one of SA’s oldest grape-growing regions, with beautiful vineyards ringed by tall gums and kissed by the cool air currents from Lake Alexandrina.
Ken Follett’s family has been growing grapes here for 130 years and making their own wine since 1987. These days, Ken’s son Greg is the chief winemaker, in charge of a range that’s earned over 170 gold medals, along with a coveted Max Schubert Trophy.
Lake Breeze Winery offers some very picturesque options for enjoying food as well as their wine, with lunch or platters indoors or out on the deck 7 days a week. There’s also the option to grab a ready-made picnic basket and head out onto the lawns.
Lunch at the family workplace is a chance to gather the clan. Along with Ken and his wife Marlene — also known as “Naughty Nan” — there’s oldest son Roger Follett, the general manager; and Tim, the vineyard manager; their partners and the grandkids. It’s a dynasty! And the family business is still evolving. In the lush gum-studded paddocks surrounding the vines, granddaughter Kate Cooper is expanding on her addition to the Lake Breeze story.
Come November 9th 2019, Handpicked Festival will fill these paddocks with music, gourmet food trucks and, of course, great wine. Now in its sixth year, the festival has featured some of Australia’s most popular indie acts in a very laid-back and natural setting, with the option to camp out in style if you choose. This year features nine acts, including headliners Amy Shark, John Butler and Missy Higgins.
The 2019 event sold out in record time, but Lake Breeze has “handpicked” two tickets and saved them just for our viewers! Head to the SA Weekender Facebook page to find out how you could be lucky enough to grab them and breeze through an unforgettable experience!