The Longbottom family have been farming in Padthaway, South Australia since 1938. Onions, sheep and cattle have long been their main stay. In 1993 the first vines were planted. Now over 400* ha are dedicated to wine grape production with 6 varieties being produced.

Our Vision

Our vision is for Farmer’s Leap wines to be recognised as a quality brand. A bottle of wine you can pick from your shelf or cellar and you know what you are going to get! Quite simply, a bottle of Farmer’s Leap wine, is a bottle you can trust and enjoy. Whilst remaining true to our values, history and region, that makes our wines worth selecting and drinking every time.

The Farmer

Our farmer has a name – Scott Longbottom. His family have been farming in Padthaway for 4* generations. The unique limestone soils are a part of our farmer’s DNA. Scott has a hands on approach on all aspects of viticulture and especially the little things that make all the difference. During pruning, watering, adjusting to seasonal conditions, harvesting, and everything in between he is there every step of the way making sure it’s the Farmer’s Leap way. His passion for the land is evident in every bottle of wine produced by Farmer’s Leap. 

The Managing Director

Farmer’s Leap wouldn’t be where we are today without our Managing Director – Cheryl Merrett. Equally of the Limestone Coast, Cheryl was raised on a nearby property and has since worked in viticulture and farming. After finishing school, Scott returned to the family business to work alongside his father and brother. A chance meeting with Cheryl saw the two combine their experience and passion to farm the land together, taking the leap to plant their first vines. This is when the Farmer’s Leap story began. Humbly enjoying the fruits of labour with their local community, they have since shared these wines with the world. Scott and Cheryl have two kids together, Hayden and George.

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