After a three year wait, Hahndorf has welcomed the new Wolf Blass Wine Museum to the beloved Main Street.
Celebrating Australia’s history in wine with one of the oldest wineries that has occupied a spot in the Barossa alongside regions all over South Australia.
The new museum features a stunning redesign that Wolf Blass himself commissioned local Architect John Ashcroft from BeyondInk to create the new design as he worked in conjunction with Shirley, Wolf’s wife.
The Gallery & Museum project has been overseen by Wolf and Shirley over the last 3½ years and their intention has been to leave a long lasting legacy of his life and the connection with his German heritage within the township of Hahndorf.
Inside you can find not only a variety of historical South Australian wine but showcases of Wolf Blass “the Man” and displays of his personal achievements and records covering 60 years of winemaking. His collection of 73 scrapbooks is a detailed record with newspaper clippings, photographs and other items from his years working in the industry.
Included under the main roof of the building is the heritage listed original Hahndorf School building from 1854 which has been set up as a Cooperage display. The main residence was re-constructed in 1912 and since the purchase in 2015 the upgrading of the interior and exterior of the building has taken almost two years.
You’ll also see Wolfie’s Horse Bar – a stunning 7 metre long bar where a selection of trophies from his winning horses is displayed. The bar stocks a range of wines sourced from personally selected by Wolf of South Australian Wine Regions and labelled as the Museum Selection are available as well as a selection of locally produced food to compliment these wines.
That’s not all that the museum will offer, there will also be educational pieces on marketing as well as presentations on winemaking in the Wine Barrel Boardroom.
Where: 62 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
When: Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-7pm.