Adelaide Hills

Meandering around the Adelaide Hills by car is one of the great Australian wine region experiences. The cellar doors are reasonably spread out up there in the hills so there is plenty to discover.

The Lane Vineyard

Star Cellar Door

(08) 8388 1250

Pointing the nose of the car up the hill and down the long driveway of The Lane is always one of the highlights of the Adelaide Hills. The cellar door occupies a commanding position with sweeping vistas over the estate vineyards, nearby hills and beyond.

There are a variety of tasting options to experience – the Block Series, Estate Tasting and those such as The Gathering Experience and The Gathering Indulgence, which celebrate the confluence of food and wine.

The Ultimate Experiences are pretty special, from wine and cheese, and blending masterclasses to the 360° Panorama Experience in the custom built VIP tasting room in the vineyard.

Dining at The Lane Vineyard is spectacular and chef James Brinklow is in fine form so make sure you schedule some time in for a leisurely lunch with one of the best views in the Adelaide Hills. The restaurant has recently picked up the ‘Best Wine Tourism Restaurant’ in the Great Capitals Wine Network. For something extra special ask about the Chef’s Table option. DAVID BROOKES

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2013 The Lane Vineyard RG Single Vineyard Chardonnay, A$100

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