While many South Australian family wineries died with their entrepreneurial founders, Bleasdale still survives proudly today.

Through the challenges of the 1930s and 1940s when Britain's Imperial Preference for Australian wine was removed; the 1950s when Australian tastes swung from fortifieds to table wine; and through the 1980s and 1990s when consumers demanded Chardonnay and Cabernet not Verdelho and Shiraz, the Potts family has changed, innovated and persisted.

Other than Yalumba it is the longest running family owned winery in Australia, a proud heritage of commitment and dedication to an industry and a region.



H L Potts, A V Potts, his children John and Frank, person unknown and Don McBain eating yabbies at Lake Alexandrina.

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