The Lane Vineyard
People - The Edwards family
John Edwards searched for two years for land with the aspect and soils he wanted for his vineyard. When he walked through the old farmgate on Ravenswood Lane, he realised his dream, the land for growing extreme quality fruit for distinguished, complex, sought after wines.
From the very first wines produced under the Ravenswood Lane label in 1996 John’s belief in the terroir was rewarded with exceptional wines.
These exceptional wines and John’s forthright and colourful character led to a seven-year joint venture with the Hardy Wine Company, where John was vigneron behind the Adelaide Hills brand Starvedog Lane. He left the joint venture in 2005 to fully realise the potential of his vineyard by producing single vineyard wines in a new, state-of-the art small batch winery at Ravenswood Lane.
Helen Edwards brought executive management skills honed over 20 years in the health sector to the family business. She is a past Governor at St Peter’s College, a member of the Executive Committee of the South Australian Wine Industry Association and member of the South Australian Wine Industry Council.
Marty Edwards began his career in the Navy as a MineWarfare and Clearance Diving Officer. He successfully combined his operational commitments and international Special Forces training withviticulture studies at Charles Sturt University. Marty joined the family business in 2001 to manage the vineyard, UK and EU markets.Marty is a member of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region Wine Show Committee and a Hutt Street Centre, Touchwine Ambassador.
Ben Tolstoshev, Helen’s son from a previous marriage, joined the business in 2006 to manage national and cellar door sales. Prior to this Ben was Collotype Labels new business development manager to Australian wine industry customers. Ben's move into the wine industry followed an 11year career in graphic design and art direction including positions at Dimension 3 Creative & Ratbag Games. Ben is a member of the AHWR Market Development Committee.
Expect Sophisticated Style, Luxury and Pleasure
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.We give eleven tenths everyday to make your wine experience unique and memorable.
The Lane Vineyard Black Label wines were first created in 1996. From the highest quality parcels of fruit within our vineyard these wines are determined by their 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. The block numbers indicate the patch within the vineyard where the fruit is grown, as do the “Google Earth” coordinates on each label. Minimum intervention inthe winemaking allows the vineyard to do the talking.
The Block Series are stylish, fresh, fruit driven wines with a true sense of place