For our final weekend tasting in February, we're exploring the wines of South Australia's Bleasdale. Founded in 1850 when Frank Potts bought 120 acres in Langhorne Crossing (at $1 an acre), the winery has remained in the family for five generations. By 1860, 30 acres of Verdelho and Shiraz vines had been planted. While firmly connected to the past, Bleasdale recently built a new, state-of-the-art cellar. With a mild climate and cooling breezes from nearby Lake Alexandrina, the wines produced are fruit forward and softer than you might expect from South Australia. Sara Hansen from Craig Stein Beverage will be on hand to offer free tastes of four different wines. Here's what she'll be pouring:
- Langhorne Crossing White
- Langhorne Crossing Red
- Bleasdale Broadside Cabernet Shiraz
- Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz
As always, all four wines will be 15% off both days of the tasting.