On a grey morning in July 1941, Reginald William Germein and John Crighton Edwards joined the Royal Australian Airforce. These men, Helen and John Edwards’ ancestors are the true founding fathers of The Lane Vineyard. 2010 heralded the first release of two very special wines in memory of each of these men. Understandably, we selected noble varieties from our oldest vines; vines that speak of The Lane Vineyard’s Australian sky, ancient soils, place and people.
The Lane Vineyard Occasion Wines were first created in 1996. From the highest quality parcels of fruit within our vineyard these wines are determined by their vine age, purity, depth and spectrum of flavours. Low yields provide fruit concentration and structure. Each variety is hand picked, handled gently in the winery and aged in the finest quality French Oak. Occasion wines, they are complex, structured and fine.
The Lane Vineyard Block Series show true varietal character and the influence of the terroir of The Lane Vineyard. Block numbers indicate the patch within the vineyard where the fruit is grown, as do the "Google Earth" coordinates on each label. Minimum intervention winemaking allows the vineyard to do the talking. The Block Series are stylish, fresh, fruit driven wines with a true sense of place.