03 March 2016 Wolf Blass Black Label 2012 | 40th Vintage Release Wolf Blass Black Label 2012 | 40th Vintage Release We proudly commemorate the 40th vintage release of Black Label and celebrate its iconic standing as a benchmark of Australian winemaking excellence. With the release of the 2012 vintage of Black Label, this is our 40th consecutive vintage and one of the real icons of Australian wine. Those 40 years go back to the first vintage in 1973 when Wolf won the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Since that vintage, so for 40 vintages, we've won more than 64 trophies and nearly 300 gold medals. Black Label, over a very long time, has shown not only its incredible quality, but consistently, year in year out.