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.
eRobertParker.com #211 Feb 2014 Lisa Perrotti-Brown 90 A blend of Shiraz and Grenache, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Wallace opens with aromas of warm mulberries, kirsch and plum preserves interplaying with underlying smoked bacon, cloves and cinnamon stick suggestions. Full-bodied with a good amount of lively black and red fruit flavors, it has a soft tannic profile and long, pepper-laced finish. Drink it now to 2020+.
JS: James Suckling
BV: Bidvino Staff
RP: Robert Parker
WS: Wine Spectator
JH: James Halliday
JR: Jancis Robinson
WE: Wine Enthusiast
DM: Decanter Magazine
JD: Jeb Dunnuck
2012 Glaetzer Shiraz Grenache Wallace
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