Cool Classy Cabernet

Halliday Wine Companion Awards Best Value Winery of the Year 2022 ~ The Cheapest 97 Point Cabernet in the 2022 Wine Companion

"Line ’em up, wine for wine and dollar for dollar and the value for money represented by Lake Breeze is nothing short of extraordinary: four wines under $20 scoring 90–95 points and four wines under $30 scoring 92–97 this year. Case closed. The Follett family is privileged to a deep history; the family has been tending its vines on the shores of Lake Alexandrina since the 1880s and picking up hundreds of trophies and gold medals in major wine shows across the country for decades. The calibre of Lake Breeze Wines in the wider Australian wine landscape was reaffirmed by nominations for our final taste-off for both Cabernet Sauvignon of the Year and Cabernet and Family of the Year, pitted against wines of more than 17 times their price. The Follett family are fabulous ambassadors for an oft-neglected region and embody the heart and soul that we all love about Australian winemaking. It’s a bonus that their wines also happen to represent the best value in the country." Tyson Stelzer & Tony Love

"A great expression of Margaret River cabernet" 98 Points Nick Stock ~ "Scintillating. Achingly intense. Totally delicious." 97 Points Erin Larkin

Nocturne is the husband-and-wife partnership between Julian Langworthy and his wife Alana. The two met as young winemakers in South Australia and have been producing their own side-project wines together for 12 years. Nocturne is producing highly awarded single-vineyard wines from exceptional sites in Margaret River. This is the region where Julian grew up and where he’s honed his winemaking skills. In the process he’s won just about every prize imaginable, having taken out Winemaker of the Year for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, the 2016 Jimmy Watson Memorial trophy, at Royal Melbourne in the space of just a couple of years. Julian and Alana are smart, ambitious and acutely sensitive to the best fruit sources in the region – including their pride and joy, their Sheoak Vineyard with its beautifully mature Cabernet vines. It’s a pleasure to present to you these dazzlingly vibrant, stylish and engaging wines that are a real joy to drink.