We are thrilled to once again be named the Star Cellar Door of Langhorne Creek in Gourmet Traveller Wine’s annual Cellar Door Awards. This is the third year in a row that Bleasdale has received this award – a testament to our wonderful cellar door team, our brilliant winemakers, and the entire winery team who make it all possible. Of course none of it would be possible without our founder Frank Potts and his descendents, who have given us such a rich history to share with the world.
Here’s what Gourmet Traveller Wine had to say:
“The sense of history and tradition is palpable here. It gets me every time. When I see that enormous 1892, 3.5 tonne red gum lever press that looks like it has come from The Flintstones and the gorgeous hand-hewn red gum vats, I go all giddy. I just love wineries with a deep sense of tradition.
The recently refurbished cellar door has an airy feel and the friendly staff is more than happy to pass on some local knowledge so you can make the most of your visit to Langhorne Creek. There is a complimentary tasting of the standard range and fortifieds, and the prestige range is available for a small fee, redeemable upon purchases over $80. There is also the Beyond the Cellar Door tour where you can get to learn a little more about Bleasdale’s history and visit parts of the winery normally out of bounds.
Add in the fact winemaker Paul Hotker is in fine form and the range of wines are excellent across the board, and you’re in for an amazing experience. A visit here is to pay homage to some of the pioneers of the Australian wine industry and make sure you give that massive old red gum wine press a big hug. DAVID BROOKES
OUTSTANDING WINE: NV Bleasdale 16 Year Old Rare Verdelho, A$69″
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