Heartland Wines

Who we are

Ben Glaetzer

Owner and Winemaker

A key factor to the success of Heartland is that our winemaker is one of the owners. It is a great source of pride to us that our winemaker is Ben Glaetzer. Ben has received innumerable accolades from around the world for his winemaking prowess over a number of years. Although Ben is still young by winemaker standards; his list of accomplishments places him among the giants of Australian and international winemaking.

Grant Tilbrook


Grant holds a Bachelor of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Grant is one of the best-known names in wine business anywhere in Australia. He has provided advice and guidance in most aspects of vineyard operation, wine production and winery management to South Australia's wine industry.

Scott Collett


Scott has run the family wine business, Woodstock Wines in McLaren Vale since 1982. His winemaking and entrepreneurial insights are vital to all we do here at Heartland. His love of life and passion for everything he does leave us in awe…and a little nervous.

Nick Keukenmeester

Owner & Managing Director

Nick does all the things the other three won’t. Nick divides his time between the winery, the tasting room, the vineyards and our distributors around the world making sure everything is perfect. As that job basically does itself, Nick spends time at home with his wife and two children.

Susie Bishop


Susie is the beating heart of Heartland. From everyday operational needs to every minute inspirational needs; Susie holds the fort, stops the gaps, steadies the ship and does most of the work.

John Glaetzer

Grape Assessment and Grower Liaison

John is Heartland’s grape buyer. With over 40 years of wine making experience, four prestigious Jimmy Watson trophies and a nearly unrivalled knowledge of Langhorne Creek’s vines, we could not be in safer hands. John works side by side with his nephew Ben to select only the finest grapes to ensure every bottle of heartland wine is the best it can be.

Tim Nobes


Tim is our production manager and deals with all the major issues and minutiae for which, the rest of us are completely unqualified. We don’t really know what Tim does actually, but as long as wine comes in a bottle, the bottles come in a box and we need to send them to you, we figure we better keep him.