Set 450m high in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, this boutique winery was the brainchild of well-known Australian winemaker John Edwards. His long-held dream was to produce wines with true elegance, bringing together expressive Australian fruit with the refined structure he so admired in Old World Classics such as Burgundian Chardonnay and Rhône Syrah. Convinced of the unique qualities of the Adelaide Hills region and its potential for ‘fine wine’, John scoured the area for suitable sites. It was two years before he came upon the land he was looking for – at the end of a small lane in the village of Hahndorf. In 1993, ‘The Lane’ vineyards were born!
The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s most distinctive areas for grape-growing. Its relatively cool climate (for Australia at least!) and, crucially, fresher night-time temperatures give the vines a chance to rest, promoting delicate flavours and fine natural acidities in the wines.
The Edwards family have now passed the baton to a talented new team, including Head Winemaker, Turon White, one of the most exciting young winemakers working in the Adelaide Hills region today. A passion for place influences everything at The Lane. Turon and his team analyse the varied soils and slopes within the vineyards, matching grape varieties to the myriad microclimates and aspects available to them. Meticulous vineyard husbandry, traditional and modern winemaking techniques, experimentation with yeasts, fine lees and use of old and new French oak, all play their part in the quality of the wines. Their mission is to create memorable, vibrant wines that truly express the land they come from.
To find out more about the latest vintage please read our brochure HERE.