Savina Lane produces wines made from six emerging varieties of wine grapes – fiano, petit manseng, viognier, tempranillo, graciano and montepulciano d’Abruzzo plus two plantings of one mainstream variety – shiraz. Emerging varieties are those of which there are less than 1% of vines of that variety planted in Australia. On the Granite Belt, emerging varieties are known as Strange Bird varieties.
Survival was a close shave for some of these less common varieties: only 19 hectares of Graciano survived in Spain at the end of last century. Viognier was almost bombed out of existence in France during WWII.
Savina Lane wines are produced in a state-of-the-art contract winery in a combination of German-engineered stainless steel tanks and hand-made French Oak barrels imported from Burgundy. No animal products are used in the fining process so the wines may be enjoyed by vegans.
Once bottled and labelled, the wines are aged in optimum conditions in Savina Lane’s underground purpose-built underground cellar located beneath the cellar door. This cellar provides stable temperatures year round, avoiding the need for heating or cooling and ensuring the winery has a low carbon footprint. On release Savina Lane red wines are between three and four years old, whites usually at 18-24 months.