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Wolfgang Blass AM launches his biography

To celebrate his 75th birthday, Wolfgang Blass AM is launching his biography, Wolf Blass, Behind the Bow Tie. This fully illustrated book documents the fascinating life of the charismatic man who was instrumental in shaping the Australian wine industry.

From Wolf’s childhood in post-World War II Germany through to his migration to the Barossa Valley in 1961 with only 100 pounds in his pocket; this biography documents previously unpublished details of Wolf’s life as the ‘Golden Boy’ of the industry, revealing hardship, success and those that inspired and influenced him throughout his journey.

Wolf’s story is one of hard work, determination, drive and self-belief.

In the hour of his 75th birthday, Wolf Blass still remains a passionate global ambassador for the wines that bare his name and ensures the values he established remain honored and respected by the custodians of the brand as it stands today. This intriguing story tracks Wolf Blass’s journey towards personal and professional fulfillment.

Written by Elizabeth Johnston with a foreword by Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and accompanied by a collection of private photographs, this biography conveys an accurate and comprehensive account of Wolf’s life and his career.



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