Glaetzer wines is a renowned name in Barossa valley. Initiated by Colin Glaetzer, this wine label is now a product of pride in Australia. It shall be noted that Barossa valley is a famous and one of the oldest wine regions of Australia. This is one wine region which has given many famous wine labels in Australia. Wines of Glaetzer brand come from the vineyard which is located in the warmer northern part of this region. This sub region is called by the name of Ebenezer. Ebenezer is characterized by topography which comprises of well drained sandy loam soils over limestone stone. These conditions are ideal for the growth of Shiraz wines. Another key point to note is that the vineyard from where the fruit is sourced is at least 80-100 years old. The fruit is not derived from the grafted vines but from the original plantings which are one of the oldest of the region. It is also a fact that the fruit of the region is low-yielding. Typically, one acre of land area growing vines here produces 0.5 to 1 tonnes of fruit which is, otherwise, 2.5 to 3 tonnes in a acre in young vines.
With such careful selection of vineyard and wine region, Glaetzer wines have been able to develop into a top brand in Australia. Top Glaetzer wines are: Amon-Ra, which is a Shiraz variety; Anaperenna, that is a Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon blend; Bishop, which is also a Shiraz; and, Wallace, which is a Shiraz and Grenache blend. The previous years famed wines from this label were and Ebenezer wines which were made by the patriarch- Colin Glaetzer. Colin, and later on his son Ben, were awarded with the title of Barons of Barossa for their work in wine industry and cultural promotion. Ben was also awarded as Qantas Young Winemaker of the Year.