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 display 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 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.
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...
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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.
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 wine barrel room table from the Wolf Blass office.
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, wine barrel room and library space opposite Wolfie’s Horse Bar.