The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. The family left Germany on board the Nord-Deutscher Lloyd steamer “Habsburg” and took seven weeks to reach their final destination of Port Adelaide. From here they settled in a country town called Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley where they started their new life in Australia. The family were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley.
Over a century later, winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established Glaetzer Wines, a boutique family owned winery producing premium Barossa Valley wines. Today Colin’s son Ben carries on the wine making traditions at Glaetzer Wines. Indeed it was the birth of Glaetzer Wines that signalled a new era for Colin’s family which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers.
Ben Glaetzer makes unique, elegant wines with minimal intervention, which are regarded as classics and unmistakably Barossan. His ability to blend traditional winemaking techniques with a modern flair is reflected in the style of all wines under the Glaetzer label.
Colin, along with wife Judith and their three sons established Glaetzer Wines in 1995. Colin was awarded the title of Baron of the Barossa in recognition of his winemaking skills and his contribution to the cultural traditions of the Valley.
The Glaetzer philosophy focuses simply on the production of small-volume, super premium red wines. The Glaetzer range consists of four individual offerings; Wallace Shiraz Grenache, Bishop Shiraz, Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon and the iconic flagship Amon-Ra Shiraz.
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