What’s Happening at Bleasdale

Image of Martin Strachan (left) & Leigh Warren
Changing of the Guard at Bleasdale 8 July, 2019

The new financial year saw some management changes here at Bleasdale, with our General Manager of the past 4.5 years, Martin Strachan (left), stepping down and handing over the reins to Leigh Warren, previously our National Sales Manager.

While Martin isn't leaving us completely (he will now be focusing solely on exports), we asked him to put together a few words about his time in cha...

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Bleasdale Quiz Night
$2600 raised for Cancer research at our inaugural Quiz Night! 24 May, 2019

We are thrilled with the results of our Quiz Night on Friday 17th May, raising a whopping $2,600 for the Cancer Council of SA.

A huge thank you to the following businesses who donated some...

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Three Winewise Championship Trophy Wins for Bleasdale 23 May, 2019

We are thrilled to have been awarded three championship medallions in this year's Winewise Championship!

  • Our sold out 2016 Generations Shiraz picked up yet another accolade, winning the trophy for Best 2016 Shiraz.
  • Our current release 2017 Wellington Road G.S.M. picked up the trophy for Best Other Red Blend. Get your hands on some
Bleasdale V19 Staff
Bleasdale Vintage Report 2019 26 April, 2019

In Langhorne Creek annual rainfall (264mm) and especially winter rainfall was well below average (average annual rainfall is 384mm), similar to the rest of the country. All months experienced below average rainfall except for November and December and oddly, December was the highest rainfall month for the year at 47mm.  This certainly helped with setting up canopies for the warm summer ...

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Bleasdale Cellar Door closed Good Friday 2019, open 10 until 5 Saturday, Sunday, Monday..
Easter 2019 Cellar Door Hours 16 April, 2019

We are closed Good Friday, but open the rest of the Easter long weekend as normal (10am - 5pm).

We hope to see you here!

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Bleasdale Star Cellar Door Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards 2019
Bleasdale Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Star Cellar Door again! 5 April, 2019

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 founde...

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New Vintage Practices at Bleasdale in 2019 6 March, 2019

For Vintage 2019, Bleasdale has invested in a refrigerated trailer for the delivery of handpicked white grapes from the nearby Adelaide Hills. 

Keeping the fruit cool delivers better quality, and as soon as fruit is picked it goes in the ‘cool room’, before even leaving the vineyard. 

Each harvest bin is fitted with a ‘ventilation system’ (milk crat...

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Matt Laube with the Blended Dry Red Trophy for Bleasdale's 2017 Wellington Road G.S.M. at the 2018 National Wine Show
Another Trophy! And a summary of 2018’s successes 24 November, 2018

Bleasdale has capped off a stellar year at the National Wine Show of Australia yesterday, with the 2017 Wellington Road G.S.M. awarded the Blended Dry Red Trophy.

This is the second time in three years that Bleasdale has won this trophy, with the 2015 vintage of the same wine taking it home in 2016.

Bleasdale has had a truly extraordinary run of trophy success at wine shows across ...

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2016 Bleasdale Generations Shiraz is the 2018 Max Schubert AP Most Outstanding Wine in Show Winner
Bleasdale wins prestigious Max Schubert Trophy 28 September, 2018

Bleasdale's 2016 Generations Shiraz was today awarded the coveted Max Schubert Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

The 2016 Generations Shiraz had earlier been awarded the trophy for Best Shiraz in Show before going on to win the major prize of the event.

A huge achievement in and of itself, the Max Schubert and Shiraz trophies add to ...

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Image of Senior Winemaker Paul Hotker and National Sales Manager Leigh Warren with Bleasdale's 2018 Sydney Wine Show Trophies
August Awards Update 5 September, 2018

August was a busy month here at Bleasdale, with a number of awards and reviews announced. Over the course of August we were awarded five trophies, eight gold medals, and seven silver medals!

2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show

At the beginning of the month Paul (Bleasdale Senior Winemaker) and Leigh (Bleasdale National Sales Manager) were in attendanc...

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Paul Hotker – Gourmet Traveller Wine Winemaker of the Year Finalist 6 August, 2018

Paul's done it again!

Our Senior Winemaker Paul Hotker is one of eight finalists for the Gourmet Traveller Wine Winemaker of the Year award.

With the winner set to be announced on the 20th September, Paul is amongst great company with the seven other finalists all worthy winners.

This news follows an incredibly successful year for Paul and the Bleasdale team, after Paul was ann...

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Cellar Door Closed Good Friday 29 March, 2018

The Bleasdale Cellar Door will be closed for Good Friday, 30th March 2018.

Cellar Door will resume normal opening hours of 10am - 5pm all other days over the Easter long weekend.

Happy Easter to all!

The Bleasdale Team

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Bleasdale is the Master of Malbec in Australia - James Halliday
Bleasdale the Master of Malbec – James Halliday 20 February, 2018

Australian wine legend James Halliday this weekend wrote an article for The Australian newspaper about Malbec in Australia.

In the article, Halliday previews our 2016 Generations Malbec, set for release later in 2018, giving it a w...

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Festive Season Trading Hours 12 December, 2017

This Christmas and New Year period the Bleasdale Cellar Door will be closed on the following days:

  • Christmas Day - 25th December 2017
  • Boxing Day - 26th December 2017
  • New Year's Day - 1st January 2018

Cellar Door will be open 10am - 5pm as usual on all other days.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Bleasdale!

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Cellar Door Hours Friday 8th December 4 December, 2017

Please note that the Bleasdale Cellar Door will be closed from 12pm on Friday 8th December.

Cellar Door will open at 10am as usual, however we will be closing the doors from 12pm for the remainder of the day.

Normal hours will resume from Saturday December 9th.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


The Bleasdale Team


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Another trophy for Second Innings Malbec 8 September, 2017

We got some more good news here at Bleasdale HQ last week, with results of the 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show annouched.

The next vintage of our Second Innings Malbec, 2016, won its first trophy, being named the Best Dry Red Varietal of show.

The 2015 vintage also picked up another gold medal, which brings its awards tally to 3 trophies and a whopping 8 gold medals!

The Second Innin...

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Paul Hotker is the 2018 Halliday Winemaker of the Year! 2 August, 2017


Bleasdale Vineyards, one of Australia’s most awarded small wineries, has continued its run of extraordinary success with winemaker Paul Hotker being named James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year for 2018.

It is the first time a winemaker from the Langhorne Creek wine region has been selected for the coveted award, and comes as Bleasdale retains its Hallid...

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And we are back into the Cellar Door 19 July, 2017

We are officially back into our newly-renovated Cellar Door!

We hope you will come and visit us and see all that's changed for yourself, but in the meantime, please enjoy some photos below.


Langhorne Creke Wine Show Results 2017
2017 Langhorne Creek Wine Show Success for Bleasdale 8 May, 2017

For the second time in three years, Bleasdale Vineyards has been named the 2017 Producer of the Year, announced at the Langhorne Creek Wine Show. The 2017 Langhorne Creek Wine Show Luncheon, held at The Winehouse on Friday May 5, also saw Bleasdale Vineyards awarded two class trophies for Best Shiraz and Best Malbec, as well as nine gold medals.

The Best...

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A short note if you need to call us 19 April, 2017

Due to the renovations happening in our Cellar Door at the moment, our direct Cellar Door phone number (08 8537 4022) is temporarily unavailable.

You can reach us on the office number of 08 8537 4000 on weekdays, and Cellar Door staff will do their best to check any messages left over weekends.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvience.

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2016 Holiday Period Christmas Hours 23 December, 2016

We have slightly different trading hours over this Christmas period, but we hope to see you here at some stage!

Bleasdale Christmas Trading Ho...

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