The seemingly impossible was achieved when the 1998 Black Label won the Jimmy Watson Trophy again – a quite astonishing feat and one that even the much heralded Penfolds Grange or Henschke can't claim. In fact, no other wine in history has ever received the Jimmy Watson Trophy four times.
Wolf Blass became Australia's No.1 wine brand by value and volume.
Wolf Blass beat 9,000 wines and 40 countries to be named IWC International Red Winemaker of the Year and win the Australian Export Hero Award.
Wolf Blass won the IWSC International Winemaker of the Year, IWC Red Winemaker of the Year (again), the Intervin Winery of the Year, and the CWSA Australian Wine Producer of the Year.