Wolf Blass wins Red Winemaker of The Year
Famed Australian winemaker, Wolf Blass receives international award for its spicy reds
11 November 2008 | 0
Wolf Blass has been honoured with the acclaimed International Red Winemaker of the Year award at the 2008 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London. The award was announced in front of more than 800 members of the global wine industry at the International Wine Challenge awards dinner in London in September. The winner was selected by a judging panel of more than 370 winemakers, merchants and writers from around the world.
In addition to the prestigious award, all 16 wines entered by the Wolf Blass winemaking team won awards, including two golds for the Black Label 2004 and the Gold Label Barossa Shiraz 2005. Chris Hatcher, Wolf Blass chief winemaker, said: “This award is a testament to the passion, vision and experience of the entire Wolf Blass winemaking team. This is an absolute team effort and one we are honoured to receive”.
The International Wine Competition (IWC) is the world’s largest wine competition, created by renowned UK wine journalists Charles Metcalfe and Robert Joseph. This year the total number of entrants reached over 9,000, from more than 40 countries.
Wolf Blass Wines was established in the Barossa Valley in 1966 and has grown to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wine brands. Today, Wolf Blass is exported to more than 50 countries around the world.