Our Story

Established in Springton in 1978, Craneford Wines was relocated to its current home in Truro in 1998. It has grown to be a self‐sufficient wine production facility. Wines are made from start to finish on site. This gives us quality control of the wine at all times.

Our wine making team was established by John Glaetzer. From 2006, it was overseen by him, with Carol Riebke joining the team. John is a winner of four Jimmy Watson Trophy's during his extensive career as chief red winemaker at Wolf Blass Wines. He still ensures that premium quality wine making remains the focus at Craneford Wines.

Fruit parcels from our growers are independently processed during the winemaking process. This maintains the unique character of each vineyard. Final blends are made only after the wines have been individually tasted and analysed to ensure that they show classic Barossa Valley flavours as well as being complex and well balanced. Craneford’s aim is to continually produce the highest quality wine from the best Barossa Valley fruit available. 

Our History

Our winery is located on the original site of the fire station in Truro, Barossa Valley South Australia and is home to our signature wine Fire Station Shiraz. Nestled on the northern edge of the Barossa Valley, at the Craneford Winery we proudly devote our passion and energy into expressing what makes the Barossa so distinctive.

The cellar door occupies the site of the old Truro Country Fire Service station. Now you can experience a piece of our history together with wines that celebrate the full flavours and unique characters of this beautiful part of the world.