Wolfgang Franz Otto Blass was born in 1934 in Germany. After Wolf ran away from school, his parents handed him an ultimatum, either start a 3-year winemaking apprenticeship or get back to class — he chose winemaking.
After studying Champagne techniques in France in 1957, Wolf became the youngest person ever to graduate with a Master’s in Oenology (Wine Science) from Veitschoechheim-Wuerzberg. In 1959, he moved to England to study the art of blending before moving to the Barossa Valley in 1961 and a mere five years later, in 1966, he established Wolf Blass Wines.
Wolf began working with his first winemaker, John Glaetzer, in 1970, and within a year John followed Wolf to his new Bilyara winery. Since then, Wolf Blass wines have won over 8500 awards and counting.
While the heartland of Wolf Blass is based firmly within the Barossa, they also know the value of sourcing South Australia's finest grapes, allowing them to blend across vineyards, varieties and regions.
Through this approach, Wolf Blass is able to deliver superior wines with unmistakable character, soft rounded palates, and vibrant flavour.