Bancroft Wines to become exclusive UK agent for Barossa Valley's Glaetzer
Bancroft Wines is adding the Barossa Valley winery Glaetzer to its growing portfolio of Australian producers.
The family-owned boutique winery was founded in 1995 and it is dedicated to the production of super-premium, site-specific red wine made in small volumes.
The Glaetzer family, originally from Germany, were some of the earliest viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley. Today the business is run by winemaker Ben Glaetzer and he produces wine from fruit sourced from the northern sub-region of the Barossa, including fruit from 80 to 110-year old non-grafted bush vines.
Bancroft Wines’ ceo, Jon Worsley, said: “As we expand our Australian portfolio, we are carefully seeking out producers who are the absolute benchmarks of their appellations. Glaetzer has long represented the pinnacle of terroir-driven, quality-focused Barossa winemaking, and we couldn’t be prouder to work with Ben and his team.”
Ben Glaetzer said: “We have over a 20-year proud history in the UK where we have established strong relationships, and the UK market is very important for us. Glaetzer is about to embark on a new era of growth and we are delighted to be partnering with Bancroft Wines in the UK on this journey.”
Bancroft will become the exclusive agent for Glaetzer in the UK from mid-March.