Property LocationLess than an hour south-east from Adelaide, located in the picturesque Langhorne Creek wine region on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula.
Bleasdale is the second-oldest family-owned winery in Australia and has a history as long as the state of South Australia. Patriarch Frank Potts arrived in South Australia with the first governor, Captain John Hindmarsh, on board the HMS Buffalo in 1836. After a short stint building houses in Adelaide, in 1850 Frank purchased the first plot of land on the fertile floodplains of the Bremer River.
While McBride family patriarch RJM was working the Bendigo goldfields en route to his final destination of Adelaide, Frank Potts was clearing his land of almighty river red gums, and planting wheat and grapevines. He named his property Bleasdale after Reverend John Ignatius Bleasdale.
In 2013 AJ & PA McBride was given the opportunity to partner with the Potts family and the company purchased a minority share in the winery, together with the winery's Chinese distributor, Monita Estate. Although historically known for their quality fortified wines, Bleasdale has been highly successful with award winning red table wines and white wines from the cool climate Adelaide Hills Region.
2018 was a year to be noted at Bleasdale with the Chief Winemaker Paul Hotker being named James Halliday's winemaker of the year. That same year Bleasdale earned the coveted Max Schubert Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show. The following year the winery picked up the Jimmy Watson award in 2019 for their 2018 Wild Fig GSM. This was only its second year of production.
Building upon this Bleasdale had another great year in 2023 winning the 2024 Halliday Winery of the year. In addition to this, the Iron Duke Cabernet Sauvignon has won Cabernet Sauvignon of the year again marking a back-to-back win for the 2020 and 2021 vintages. AJ & PA McBride is proud to be an investor in this award-winning wine producer..