Wolf Blass named IWC Red Winemaker of the Year
Wolf Blass was named Red Winegrower of the Year at the prestigious International Wine Challenge, the fourth time the estate has won the award.
Previous victories date back to 2008, 2013 and 2016 and are in addition to the more than 10,000 medals and trophies that Wolf Blass has collected around the world.
Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker Chris Hatcher said: “To be named Red Winemaker of the Year for the fourth time is very humbling.
“We are very proud of the continued recognition we have received at one of the most respected and prestigious wine competitions in the world and it is a great triumph for Wolf Blass, strengthening our reputation as the a leading Australian and global winemaker with a strong history of winning world awards.
“The Wolf Blass philosophy of synergistic blending, always maintaining quality, character and consistency was anchored by our founder, Wolfgang Blass, from the start and is a philosophy that the winemaking team stands for today. This distinction cements him; given the wines from our entire range contributed to this exceptional victory.
“We cherish the awards won in respected international wine competitions because they are a true independent evaluation of our wines by some of the most experienced and respected judges in the world. “
Additionally, the 2019 McLaren Vale Shiraz Wolf Blass Gray Label received the International Shiraz Trophy – after a five-year reign held by Syrah from New Zealand and the first time in nearly a decade that Australia has claimed this trophy. .
Other winners of this year’s IWC Australian Trophy include the 2005 Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged – Australian Sparkling Trophy, the Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay 2019 – Australian White Trophy and the Baudinet 2019 – Australian Red Trophy.