"Like all of the Glaetzer bottlings tasted this year, the fruit comes from the Ebenezer subregion in the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. The 2017 Bishop Shiraz combines blueberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose, and flavors from the fruit flow easily across the palate, picking up hints of raspberries and baking spices. It's medium to full-bodied, supple and juicy, with a long, mouthwatering finish." Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
"A rich shiraz with plenty of ripe blackberry and plum aromas and flavors, as well as baking spices. Quite long, plush and assertive tannins. Drink or hold." James Suckling
"A whiff of neoprene reduction soon blows violet off to reveal a sinuous wine of equal parts flesh and hewn bone: violet aroma s
segue to smoked charcuterie notes and a melody of blue to dark fruit tones. Setting the pace, while corralling the wine’s
inherent generosity into shape, is well handled oak and savvy extraction techniques. The result is one of crowd-pleasing
generosity on one hand; a visage of serious ageability on the other." James Halliday
The irrepressible Ben Glaetzer is the driving force behind Glaetzer Wines. Ben graduated in winemaking from Adelaide University in South Australia after working at Barossa Valley Estate during school and university Holidays.
After travelling extensively throughout many of the worlds wine regions, Ben returned to the Barossa and joined the family company. Ben's ability to blend traditional winemaking techniques with a modern flair is reflected in the style of wines under the Glaetzer label. He makes unique, elegant wines with minimal intervention, which are regarded as classics and unmistakably Barossan.
Along with the numerous trophies and awards for his wines, Ben's winemaking honours include:
- Qantas Young Winemaker of the Year
- Robert M. Parker Jnr Wine Personality of the Year
- New World Winemaker of the Year in Behind the Label (UK)
- "Baron of the Barossa" for his contribution to the cultural fabric of the Barossa Valley.