Black Label Flavours at the Wolf Blass Winery

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/02/2018

Reading time: 2 mins

If there’s one place wine lovers can get their kicks in Australia, it’s in the Barossa Valley.

This picturesque region is renowned for its extensive collection of world-famous wines. Primarily, it is the birthplace of Australian Shiraz.

The valley itself hosts a Mediterranean-style climate that makes it the perfect place for red grapes to thrive – which also makes it the perfect place for the Wolf Blass Winery.

This Barossa offering dates back to 1966. German immigrant Wolfgang Blass opened the winery and started producing some of the country’s most memorable wine. Though based in the centre of the Barossa Valley, Wolf Blass differs from the other wineries in the region. Their wines don’t only use local grapes but ones from around the state of South Australia.

As a result, their wines take on a unique flavour and a distinctive character unlike any others nearby

Visiting the Wolf Blass Winery (and Tasting the Unique Flavours)

When you arrive at the winery, your first stop should be the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre. Set next to the original winery, it gives you the chance to delve deep into the fascinating history of the building. Try some of the stand-out flavours that have been created under its roof over the years.

Make sure to stop off at the Black Label Wall. This extensive display holds a bottle of every Black Label vintage since 1973. It’s a great way to see every Wolf Blass iconic label in the same place. Plus, it is the only collection of its kind in the world.

Elsewhere, you can witness a life-size piece of art titled “Wolfie”. Renowned Australian artist David Bromley painted the masterpiece in 2014. It was made especially for the winery’s 80th birthday. The painting depicts Wolfgang Blass wearing the bow tie that became his trademark.

The best part of the winery though is getting to try its delicious wines! Visitors can indulge in the on-site tasting room, Here there is a selection of interactive wine experiences to choose from. Each dives into the fascinating wine making process. Choose to sip the Black Label straight from the barrel. Or, if you’re alcohol-free, grab a coffee and a sweet treat in the café.

The Barossa Valley is at the heart of Australia’s wine industry. The Wolf Blass Winery is a great place to start your explorations of the region.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.