Wine Region




The Glaetzer family of winemakers has roots in the Barossa Valley dating back to 1888. Seven years ago the quest for crafting the best cool climate Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Riesling inspired Nick Glaetzer (Ben Glaetzer's brother) and his wife, Sally (nee' Dixon) to form the Glaetzer-Dixon Family Company in Tasmania.

Nick Glaetzer first corrupted his hands with wine as a toddler in the cellars of Seppelt’s at Rutherglen and Great Western, where his father Colin was a winemaker for the Seppelt Family. Then Colin established Glaetzer Wines in the Barossa Valley, where Nick worked his first ‘real’ vintages before moving on to work at some of the great Australian wineries, including Leeuwin Estate, Wolf Blass, Lindeman’s, Rosemount, Evans & Tate and Frogmore Creek. A few vintage stints in between in France (Domain de la Ferrrandière in the Languedoc and Domain Albert Morot in Burgundy) and Germany (Weingut Egon Müller) broadened Nick’s practical experiences and sparked a thirst for pinot noir and riesling. 

In 2011 Nick Glaetzer was names 'Young Winemaker of the Year' by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. Also is 2011, Nick's 2010 Mon Pere Shiraz was awarded the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial ropy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show - the first time in the trophy's 50-year history for a Tasmanian wine.



Glaetzer-Dixon Scores added to the August issue of The Wine Advocate on »

Lisa Perotti-Brown recently fleshed out her reviews of Tasmania adding some great scores for Glaetzer-Dixon to the August Issue.