Wolf Blass has been named ‘International Winemaker of the Year’ at the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition held in London. This is the leading Australian winery’s third time winning the highly acclaimed award – its previous two wins were in 1992 and 2002. On top of being name the ‘International Winemaker of the Year’, Wolf Glass was also awarded four trophies that included ‘Australian Producer of the Year’, ‘Best Single Vineyard Red Wine for the Wolf Blass Platinum Label 2008’, ‘Best Single Vineyard White Wine for the Wolf Blass White Label Riesling 2001’ and ‘Best Riesling for Wolf Blass White Label Riesling 2001’.
“Winning International Winemaker of the Year at one of the world’s most respected and prestigious wine competitions is incredibly special. It is particularly pleasing to receive the highest accolade for our Single Vineyard wines – Platinum Label Shiraz 2008 from our Medlands Estate ‘Orchard’ vineyard and White Label Riesling 2001 from Rogers Block in EdenValley. Both outstanding expressions of regional excellence. This is a great reward and recognition of the dedication and hard work our winemaking and viticultural teams put into making exceptional quality wines and I am extremely proud of them. We treasure awards won at respected International wine competitions as they are a true independent assessment of our wines from some of the most experienced and respected wine judges in the world,” said Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker, Chris Hatcher.