The Lane Vineyard
At The Lane Vineyard the Edwards family step to the beat of a different drum. We dare to be different, we can be irreverent, we are always authentic. Expect sophisticated style, luxury and pleasure. The Lane Vineyard is in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. A state of the art small winery, modern cellar door and vineyard restaurant are the perfect setting for discovering single vineyard wines, meeting friends for a long and lazy lunch or celebrating your wedding, birthday or reunion.
Located in the heart of Hahndorf, South Australia.
Fax: 61 8 8388 7233
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Practices & Techniques
John’s extensive research and the careful selection of winemaking equipment reflect his intimate knowledge of every block of grapes at The Lane Vineyard.
The grapes are hand picked or carefully machine harvested in the cool hours of night and delivered a distance as little as 10 metres or as far as 300 to the winery door. No food miles here at The Lane Vineyard!
At The Lane Vineyard we take sustainability seriously. We are working at being socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable. The Lane Vineyard winery was designed to meet stringent new planning laws in relation to crush size, wastewater management, building location and spill protection. These measures protect the Mt Lofty water catchment area and minimise the use of precious water pumped from an underground bore or harvested through rainwater tanks.
We have adopted a range of cleaner production practices in the winery to improve the quality of our wastewater including utilising an ozone generator to sterilize barrels and tanks rather than using caustic chemicals. This results in ‘cleaner’ wastewater that is treated on-site in an aerobic system, polished, then returned to the vineyard as irrigation water.
We selected this method because there is no interaction with groundwater or surface flows. The wastewater tanks are situated within a bunded dam as a spill retention strategy to further minimise any risk to the environment.
We are actively reducing energy emissions through a state of the art cooling system and energy efficient lighting throughout the winery, dining and tasting room. We aim to purchase a percentage of our electricity needs from renewable energy sources. We bottle and package wine using recyclable materials and are constantly looking for ways
to reduce supply chain waste.
In the vineyard we are taking steps to eliminate herbicide and pesticide use. Our aim is to promote abundant organic organisms within the soil profile and natural control of
pests within the vine canopy.
We understand and are humbled by our responsibility to invest in and protect the wonderful natural resources of The Lane Vineyard as these resources are inextricably linked to the quality and character of our wines.
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The Mediterranean climate of the Adelaide Hills is influenced by cooling air from the Southern Ocean and high altitude gully breezes. Annual rainfall varies between 700 and 850 millimeters. The region has cold wet winters and mild summers. Most rain falls in winter and spring. The mean sunshine hours per day are 8.5. Summer, from December until the end of March, is generally warm and dry, with average temperatures considerably cooler than most other Australian wine regions. Significant diurnal temperature variation during grape ripening is a distinguishing feature of this vineyard. Longer sunlight hours and temperate daytime temperatures contribute to intense fruit flavours while the sudden fall in evening temperature preserves natural acidity and structure.
The rocks that form the landscape and soils of The Lane Vineyard are part of the Mount Lofty Ranges remarkable story. The rolling hills you see here today are what are left after 100’s of millions of years of erosion. Centuries of exposure to nature’s forces have left ancient gravelly soils, a demanding, perfect host in achieving outstanding quality of fruit from our vines.
More recently, some 200 years ago, the Peramangk Aboriginal people inhabited a long crescent of land in the Adelaide Hills. Periodically they occupied the beautiful valley from Hahndorf to the Onkaparinga River. They called this place “Bukatilla” meaning “deep pool”. Here they were always assured of water. Today we value this water as a precious resource.
Altitude, latitude, climate (particularly diurnal temperature variation) and our ancient soils produce background notes in our wines; more intense fruit flavours, beautiful natural acidity, balance, subtlety and elegance.
A UNESCO World Heritage bid is in progress to internationally recognize the Adelaide Hills agrarian landscape as being of “outstanding universal value” and quintessentially Australian.