Honoring a legacy and celebrating
The provincial artistry of Hahndorf

Located in the historic 1912 State Bank building in the main street of Hahndorf, the Wolf Blass Gallery and Museum houses the private collection of Australian wine icon Wolf Blass. New building and architectural design has seen this space innovatively brought to life in 2018. This new addition incorporates a cooperage and wine bar where you can relax and enjoy an extensive range of wines and local produce. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for up coming events and the latest news.

The Experience

The Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum provides visitors with the perfect blend of history and modernity. From the front Gallery, you walk into the colourful state-of-the-art bar area which sits alongside the must-see 1854 heritage listed 'building within the building'. You will find plenty of places to sit and enjoy the surroundings and sample something from the wine list and food menu.

The Cooperage

The heritage listed school building, constructed in 1854, now features a historic cooperage display. You will see old cooperage tools, barrels and artefacts — all the essential items used by a cooper to make the wooden barrels which are vital to the winemaking process.

Wolfie's Horse Bar

An impressive seven-metre long bar, wrapped in pressed copper, displays a selection of trophies showcasing Wolf Blass’s success as a keen racehorse owner. 

In stock at the bar is a range of wine, under the Museum Selection label, sourced from a variety of South Australian wine regions and which can be consumed on or off the premises. The wines have been personally selected by Wolf Blass Foundation Trustee Brian Walsh and Wolf himself.

The menu incorporates local Adelaide Hills produce and is the perfect accompaniment to the wine. Guests can choose from a selection of share platters, cakes and tapas-style food. Local beers, cider and soft drinks as well as coffee and tea are also available. 

Beverage List  |  Sample Menu  |  Wine Tasting Flights

The Deck

Enjoy the beauty of the Adelaide Hills on The Deck, located at the rear of the building. The verandah and lawns overlook a tranquil setting of tall gum trees and a peaceful path which meanders to the local creek. This is the ideal space for couples, families and groups. Choose your own space, either undercover or at one of the tables, under an umbrella or on a rug.

Functions

Completed in August 2018, The Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum is a vibrant and contemporary new venue. Featuring the heritage of the 1912 State Bank building as its entrance, and the historic 1854 school building has also been incorporated in the overall design. For those planning a function, we offer a variety of options... 

Spaces and rates

Events

Our unique building is well-equipped to host a range of events.

Here are some of our upcoming events for 2019:

• Sunday 24th February: Sunday Sessions from 2pm with live music by singer/guitarist, 'Rob Rowland'



Shop

Wines, Gift Vouchers and Glasses can all be purchased either on premise or via 

T (08) 7078 9920 | info@wolfblassgm.com.au

Off premise wine sales

WB Foundation

The Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum is owned and operated by the Wolf Blass Foundation Inc. Established in 1995, the Foundation was set up by Wolf Blass with an initial contribution of $1 million to benefit Australia’s wine industry. Its intent is to reward achievements and facilitate study in all fields: viticulture; winemaking; wine marketing; promotion; and wine education. 

The Foundation continues to support the Australian wine industry and works in conjunction with the Australian Grape and Wine Inc.

Foundation Members  |  Foundation Activities

The Building

The Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum project has been overseen by Wolf Blass and his wife, Shirley Nyberg-Blass. Their intention is to leave a lasting legacy for Wolf Blass. 

The Gallery and Museum was designed and decorated by Shirley Nyberg-Blass to provide the perfect backdrop for Wolf Blass' extensive private collection. Sympathetic renovations have ensured that this modern space also includes features from the heritage listed bank building and the tiny historic school house.

Gallery and Museum

On Hahndorf’s main street, the entrance to the Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum incorporates the original State Bank building façade. The museum is a display of Wolf Blass’ personal achievements and records, covering an incredible 60 years of winemaking. The private collection, previously housed at Wolf Blass Wines in the Barossa Valley, has recently been released into the care of the Wolf Blass Foundation. 

The Gallery and Museum invites you to discover how Wolf Blass has been instrumental in shaping the Australian wine industry and how his entrepreneurial flair in winemaking and wine marketing have made him a successful businessman and household name. 

On display are examples of his personal achievements and awards, including recognition from the wine sectors, nationally and internationally. The centrepiece of the Gallery Room is a wonderful interpretive display which showcases the evolution of Wolf Blass’ achievements. The display, featuring eight panels, is housed on the original board room table from the Wolf Blass office. 

Honour Board of Achievements

You will also find a continuous loop of more than 200 wine-based quotes, as well as excellent wine industry photography, on each of the three televisions in the museum, board room and library space opposite Wolfie’s Horse Bar.