Greg Follett



Rather an unassuming chap, Greg is very much a hands on winemaker, preferring to spend his waking hours in the winery. One underestimates his charm until he's handed a microphone. He's got an impressive track record with his wines, trophies and gold medals too numerous to mention. He's been known to confess that he's still 'winging it' without knowing exactly what he's doing.

 

On a more serious note, it was in 1990 that Greg graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College with a degree in Winemaking.  Over the next few years worked several vintages in Australia, as well as in California and France, returneing home in 1992 to commence making wine and to take a more active role in the family's newly established winery.

 

The first two wines Greg made under the Lake Breeze label from the 1992 vintage both won trophies. The 1992 'Bernoota' was awarded 2 trophies, including 'Best Dry Red of the Show' at the McLaren Vale Wine Show, and the 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon won a trophy for 'Champion Dry Red' at the Australian Small Winemaker's Show. Together these wines accumulated 12 gold medals and 3 trophies.

Greg believes his greatest assets are the old vines on the property and the concentrated fruit they produce. This enables him to take a minimalist approach to winemaking and allows the fruit to speak for itself. He takes a 'hands on' approach, responsible for all facets, from fruit selection through to sales and marketing.