Bleasdale Vineyards

South Australia | Langhorne Creek

James' Review

This is one of the most historic wineries in Australia, in 2015 celebrating 165 years of continuous winemaking by the direct descendants of the founding Potts family. Not so long before the start of the 21st century, its vineyards were flooded every winter by diversion of the Bremer River, which provided moisture throughout the dry, cool, growing season. In the new millennium, every drop of water was counted. The vineyards have been significantly upgraded and refocused, with shiraz accounting for 45% of plantings, supported by seven other proven varieties. Bleasdale has completely revamped its labels and packaging, and has headed to the Adelaide Hills for sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and chardonnay under the direction of gifted winemaker (and viticulturist) Paul Hotker. Exports to all major markets.

About

The philosophy of the Bleasdale winemaking team is to capture the essence of what makes Langhorne Creek red wines so attractive – vibrancy, harmony and texture. Cabernet Sauvignon has elegance and captivating depth of flavour, Shiraz is a ripe fruit style with refined cool climate spice elements and Malbec is perfumed and finely structured. Bleasdale is rich in history and producing some of Australia’s most exciting, consistently impressive premium wines. Whether a Bleasdale wine is $12 or $70, whether it is a Sparkling Shiraz, a single vineyard Malbec or the Frank Potts Cabernet, it conveys a story in the glass that substantiates its history, diversity and increasingly, its pedigree. Bleasdale's winemaker - Paul Hotker - won Winemaker of the Year at the 2018 Wine Companion awards.

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Winemaker Paul Hotker, Matt Laube
Established 1850
Dozens 100 000
Vineyards (area) 49 ha
Opening Hours Open daily 10am - 5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas)
Address 1640 Langhorne Creek Road, Langhorne Creek, SA 5255
Telephone (08) 8537 4000
Website www.bleasdale.com.au