Wolf Blass crowned 'International Red Producer of the Year' in 2020

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Wolf Blass crowned 'International Red Producer of the Year' in 2020



19th November 2020


Wolf Blass, one of the world’s most successful and awarded wineries, has been named International Red Producer of the Year at the 2020 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London overnight.

Consistently recognised as one of the most successful wineries, and a recipient of more than 10,000 medals and trophies globally, Wolf Blass has another win to add to its ever-growing awards cabinet with this latest IWSC accolade. Wolf Blass Wines won the highly acclaimed IWSC Winemaker of the Year award for the first time in 1992, followed by 2002 and then again in 2013 .

The IWSC was established in 1969 and is recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious and influential wine competitions with exhibitors from almost 90 countries as well as boasting one of the most highly qualified and trained group of international judges of any wine and spirit competition.

Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker, Chris Hatcher, is thrilled to receive this recognition for the fourth time. 

“We are very proud with the continued recognition we have received at one of the most respected and prestigious wine competitions in the world. It is particularly exciting that our wines continue to be honoured and recognised for their quality and value.

“As a winery, we thrive on producing award winning wines and it is humbling that Wolf Blass continues to be so well received at an international level, helping pave the way for Australian wines.”

“This is a very special 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,” concluded Hatcher.

For more information on Wolf Blass wines, please visit wolfblass.com or contact:

Zoe Tostevin
Wolf Blass
zoe.tostevin@tweglobal.com| 0419 417 893 

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About Wolf Blass Wines
Wolf Blass was established in the Barossa Valley in 1966 and has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wine brands.  A recipient of more than 10,000 medals and trophies at national and international wine shows, the essence of Wolf Blass wines is exemplified through the passion of its custodians past and present as they continuously strive to produce wines of quality, character and consistency. 
Visit www.wolfblass.com

About IWSC 
The International Wine and Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs. All entries are first, blind tasted in groups divided by variety, region and vintage as necessary, by professional expert judges (by glass, not bottle) and then the top products are sent for detailed (chemical and microbiological) analysis. This analysis is crucial as in some instances the results of this analysis may lead to marks being deducted or even outright rejection. To ensure perfect conditions, the IWSC premises include bespoke cellars and three dedicated tasting rooms. Awards are made on a points system and sponsored trophies are presented in selected categories.



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