Wolf Blass

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Wolf Blass
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Location Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
Wine region Barossa Valley
Formerly Bilyara
Founded 1966
First vintage 1966
Key people Wolfgang Blass, John Glaetzer (chief winemaker)
Parent company Treasury Wine Estates
Known for Wolf Blass Platinum Label
Varietals Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Website www.wolfblasswines.com

Wolf Blass is an Australian winery based in South Australia's Barossa Valley.[1]

Overview[edit]

It was established in 1966 by Wolfgang Blass,[1] a German immigrant from who arrived in Australia in 1961 with little money and a diploma in winemaking. One of his first jobs was with Tolley, Scott and Tolley as a winemaker.[2] Wolf Blass Wines Ltd was purchased by Mildara in 1991, to form Mildara Blass, and was itself bought by Fosters Brewing six years later, which then acquired the Rothbury Group in 1998.[3][4]

Wolf Blass Visitor Centre

When winemaker Wolfgang Blass started producing his style of red and white wines he claimed they would "make strong women weak and weak men strong",[2] Other contentions by Blass include that "parasitic and idiotic funding systems for overseas promotion mean that overproduced wine from Australian irrigated fruit will hit rock bottom, facing competition from South Africa", and "Barossa should focus on what it does best: full-bodied Shiraz".[5] He has also stated that "No table wine over 15% [alcohol by volume] should ever get any medal, anywhere in the world, ever."[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b James Halliday (2004). Wine Companion. HarperCollins. p. 579. 
  2. ^ a b Ejbich, Konrad, Styleathome.com (). Wine & spirits: Colour-coded sipping
  3. ^ winepros.com.au Winery profile: Wolf Blass
  4. ^ winepros.com.au Mildara Blass
  5. ^ a b Woods, Catherine, Decanter.com (15 December 2008). Wolf Blass: Australia will hit rock bottom

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