John’s Blend

John’s Blend
Langhorne Creek, South Australia

A constant pursuit of excellence in every aspect of production is the key to the success of John and Margarete Glaetzer’s family business, which produces John’s Blend.Official Red Five Star Winery in the 2011 Wine Companion.

They had a vision of creating their own unique premium wine label – John’s Blend was the result, first vintaged in 1974. John’s Blend was an instant success when it was released in 1977. The then youthful John had already worked with some of the greats of Australian wine, including John Vickery and he had starting work with Wolf Blass after graduating from his Oenology course in 1970.

John’s Blend developed side-by-side with numerous Wine Show honours and John’s own prominent role in Wolf Blass Wines as the senior red winemaker. It would be fair to say that in Australia’s fine wine making fraternity there are few others who share, with John Glaetzer, the extent and depth of contribution to super premium red wine. With over 40 years experience in fine wine making, John continues to provide the unique experience of John’s Blend to connoisseurs from around the world.

Small batches of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes from the alluvial soils of Langhorne Creek are crushed, fermented, pressed and blended into oak hogsheads for maturation. These small batches of grapes become John’s Blend, a select, super premium label with limited production.

The result was hardly surprising; for John’s part in the story of Wolf Blass Wines, resulted in winning an unrivalled four of the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophies.


JOHN’S BLEND  Vintage Case
John’s Blend Margaret’s Shiraz 2020 6
John’s Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 6