The Lane Vineyard
Star Cellar Door
A visit to the Lane Vineyard cellar door always seems to last a lot longer than expected. There are a few reasons for this predicament.
Most importantly, the selection of wines available at the cellar door highlights all that is great about the varieties that do particularly well in the Hills, with superb renditions of chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz in the line-up.
Second, the views sweeping across the rolling hills soothe the soul and are conducive to settling in. Another reason to stay a while is executive chef James Brinklow, who is turning out some of the best food in the region. Put them all together and it’s the ideal recipe for a classic long lunch.
For a deep dive into the wines, there are a range of experiences on offer, from structured tastings and blending to the Panorama and Ultimate Experience packages. The Lane just ticks all the boxes and offers the visiting wine lover many options to enjoy this special slice of the Hills. DAVID BROOKES
OUTSTANDING WINE: 2016 The Lane Vineyard RG Chardonnay, A$100