The Lane Vineyard
We bring the beauty of The Lane Vineyard into every glass of our wine. Wines with a true sense of place; fine, complex flavours with increasing clarity, structure and finesse.
Designed by John Edwards and Wineries By Design’s Gerald Asbroek, the winery incorporates the latest technology and winery equipment available.
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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