Chris Hatcher is the Chief Winemaker for Wolf Blass Wines, located in Southern Australia's wine region known as the Barossa Valley. He is considered one of Australia's premium white wine makers and one of the country's most respected wine show judges, having made 39 trophy winning wines and 218 gold medalists. According to Wally's Wines (and KCRW’s very own Nic Harcourt -- who lived in Australia for many years), Wolf Blass is one of the premium wines out of Australia.
Chris is the pioneer and creator of an unconventional screw top for wine, which prevents wines from being “tainted” by their corks. He also reveals what makes the wine region of Australia unique and how they compare to our own California wines.
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