Wolf Blass Wines: The evolution of an Australian icon – S9 Bonus

Wolf Blass Wines is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and acclaimed brands in Australian wine.

The company conceived by German immigrant Wolfgang Blass in 1966 has received more than 10,000 medals and trophies globally.

We’re joined this episode by chief winemaker Chris Hatcher, who has been with Wolf Blass since 1987 and has played an integral role in the continued evolution of its wines.

This is a special episode of the Drinks Adventures podcast, produced with the support of Wolf Blass Wines.

The occasion is the launch of the 2021 Wolf Blass Luxury Collection comprising five reds and one white, showcasing South Australia’s premier wine regions.

Wolf Blass Wines Luxury Collection 2021
Wolf Blass Wines Luxury Collection 2021
  • Grey Label Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019 – RRP $30
  • Grey Label McLaren Vale Shiraz 2019 – RRP $45
  • Grey Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Shiraz 2019 – RRP $45
  • Black Label Barossa, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale Cabernet Shiraz 2018 – RRP $130
  • Platinum Label Medlands Vineyard, Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018 – RRP $200
  • Platinum Label Medlands Vineyard, Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – RRP $200

The wines are available now, direct from wolfblass.com.

I started this interview by asking how these new release wines would compare stylistically to those Wolf Blass was making when Chris joined the business 34 years ago.

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Wynns Coonawarra’s Sue Hodder on Black Label Cabernet: S3E3

Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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