A venue at Langhorne Creek will become a destination of choice for major regional events, following $300,000 in backing from the State Government’s Regional Development Fund.
The $1 million project at Lake Breeze Winery will see the establishment of a new first-class functions and wedding venue, warehouse, cellar door expansion and alfresco dining area.
Ten new full-time administration, event management and food and beverage service roles will be created on completion.
The grant, announced today, will also allow the winery’s popular annual Handpicked Festival to expand.
The Follett family’s Lake Breeze Winery is located on Step Road on the Bremer River’s original floodplain in Langhorne Creek, one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.
The $15 million Regional Development Fund (RDF) drives economic growth through grants to boost investment in regional infrastructure and the creation of jobs in South Australia.
The RDF has been independently assessed by Ernst and Young. This assessment showed that projects supported by the RDF in the 2016/17 financial year alone would make an economic contribution to the state of over $1 billion and create over 3000 regional jobs.
Quotes attributable to Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock
Langhorne Creek is an especially picturesque part of South Australia.
This development will enable world-class events to be held at Lake Breeze, serving up to visitors the beautiful Langhorne Creek views, and the region’s premium food and wine offerings.
Quotes attributable to Lake Breeze Wines’ Roger Follett
From our gorgeous cellar door and restaurant, we have stunning views across the Lake Breeze vineyards and it’s our vision to share it by developing a first-class tourism and events destination.
We strongly believe the development will benefit the whole Langhorne Creek region and help it continue to thrive into the future.
We are a passionate family business – we’re very pleased to have the support of the Regional Development Fund to help bring our vision to life, supporting regional South Australia and, specifically, Langhorne Creek.
Our vineyards were established back in the late 1880s, and five generations later they’re producing outstanding fruit and Lake Breeze continues to produce award-winning wines.
We know we have a great story to tell and to develop our current cellar door and restaurant to include the new function centre to help showcase our beautiful region of Langhorne Creek will be amazing.