Savina Lane produces wines made from five emerging varieties of wine grapes – fiano, petit manseng (or gros blanc), tempranillo, graciano and montepulciano 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.
Savina Lane wines are produced in a state-of-the-art contract winery at Ballandean on the Granite Belt in a combination of German-engineered stainless steel tanks and hand-made French Oak barrels
Once bottled and labelled, the wines are aged in optimum conditions in Savina Lane’s underground purpose-built 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.