Wolf Blass

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Wolf Blass
Location 97 Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa, South Australia, Australia
Wine region Barossa Valley
Founded 1966
First vintage 1966
Key people Founder: Wolfgang Blass, A.M. Chief Winemaker: Chris Hatcher
Parent company Treasury Wine Estates
Known for Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz, Wolf Blass Medlands Vineyard Platinum Label Shiraz
Varietals Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Open 10am to 4:30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Website www.wolfblasswines.com

Wolf Blass is an Australian winery based in Nuriootpa, South Australia within the Barossa Valley wine region.[1]


It was established in 1966 by Wolfgang Blass,[1] a German immigrant who arrived in Australia in 1961 with little money but with 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]

Sponsorship and scholarships[edit]

Wolf Blass Sponsor AFL Women's.[6]

See also[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
  6. ^ https://mumbrella.com.au/wolf-blass-sponsor-afl-womens-league-423735

External links[edit]

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