Established 170 years ago by carpenter, sailor and boatmaker, Frank Potts, Bleasdale winery today has over 50 trophies to its name. Some might say, it’s maturing like a fine wine.
It's winemaking philosophy is to capture the essence of what makes Langhorne Creek red wines so attractive – vibrancy, harmony and texture. Conditions for grape growing in Langhorne Creek are ideal thanks to the natural fertility of the floodplain soils, the ability of those soils to retain moisture from natural winter floods, and the moderation of the local climate by cooling evening breezes from nearby Lake Alexandrina and the Southern Ocean in summer.
The Bleasdale family business has expanded with time to include members who aren’t Potts descendants.
In 2011, under the helm of senior winemaker Paul Hotker and winemaker Matt Laube, Bleasdale the winery received 5-star accreditation from James Halliday, a status they have held onto ever since.
Bleasdale wines are best known for their Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Sparkling Shiraz, all of which are typical varieties of the region of Langhorne Creek.