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Bleasdale Vineyards

Frank Potts, the founder, moved to South Australia in 1836. In 1849, he crossed the Bremer River and noticed the fertile floodplains (Langhorne’s Crossing), and purchased the first section of the new town of Langhorne Creek in 1850. Together with his wife, they cleared the land and began farming. A few years later, they established Bleasdale, which was the first winery in Langhorne Creek, and started planting Shiraz and Verdelho.


After Frank’s death in 1890, the winery was inherited by his 3 sons. In 1948, the privately owned property became a Company, Bleasdale Vineyards Pty. Ltd., with their own family members being the shareholders. In 2013, new shareholders invested in Bleasdale, ensured a prosperous future for the winery. Bleasdale has received much positive feedback from the market.


Paul Hotker, the senior winemaker of the winery, was awarded Winemaker of the Year (2018) by James Halliday. At the 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Bleasdale's 2016 Shiraz was awarded the prestigious Max Schubert AM Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine. In 2019, Bleasdale Won the Jimmy Watson Trophy.

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