Nearest Cellar 21.13 km from Navan SA 5412
Located locally, this cellar stocks a wide range of Australian and imported wines, spirits, champagnes and beer. Ask for the local specials which include limited released wines from family owned vineyards the cellar owner has known for many years. Your local cellar offers wine advice, tips on new wine labels and cleanskin wines sourced through their personal networks.
Located locally, this cellar door is open for wine tastings of private label wines often not found in retail stores. Ask for the limited released wines from this cellar doors’ vineyard. Ask for local grown cheese and fruit platters to complement your wines. Cellar Door bookings and winery tours may be required so be sure to call in advance.
The house that makes up the cellar door dates back to when the Clare Valley was first settled, and has been the home of a number of local identities over the years. Adolf Glaetzer was one of these residents, known best in the Clare Valley for his fresh fruit and vegetables rather than winemaking, though his descendants have made the Glaetzer name synonymous with Australian winemaking. Robert Crabtree purchased the house from the Glaetzer family, it is heritage listed, the oldest sections date back to 1849.
The Crabtree site has been planted to vineyards for well over 100 years, with the first vines being planted in the 1880s, though none of these original plantings exist today. The Glaetzer family were largely responsible for the planting of the vineyards as they are today, with the remainder being largely Robert Crabtree’s more recent plantings of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and a little more Riesling.