“Our passion is to produce memorable, remarkable wines and to provide an unparalleled cellar door and vineyard experience.”
(Brad & Cheryl Hutchings, owners of Savina Lane Wines).
Vines have been grown at Savina Lane for more than 50 years. Now the baton of stewardship has been passed to us. We take our role as custodians of this lovely little slice of the Granite Belt seriously – protecting and nourishing it and rehabilitating where necessary, so that life in all its forms will continue to flourish here long after we have gone.
We strive to achieve good eco-credentials: designing our facilities to avoid the need for air conditioning, spraying only natural compounds wherever possible (and at an hour when our tiny ladybirds are not busy enjoying their breakfast – these little predators are a wonderful natural way of controlling pests in the vineyard). We also use only organic fertilizers.
Both of us had successful business careers before coming to Savina Lane – (Brad in horticulture, agri-business, marketing and project development and Cheryl as a writer and Creative Director in the advertising industry) – so we knew the best way to achieve our aim of producing premium wines from the quality fruit we work hard to grow, was to seek expert advice. This we found in abundance from renowned winemaker Mike Hayes, who as well as being a Churchill Fellow, an Adjunct Professor at USQ and multi-award-winning winemaker, also has a lifetime of experience in viticulture.
This year, 2017, we celebrated our sixth vintage at Savina Lane – one of the most difficult and challenging we have experienced. We continue to do almost all the work in the vineyard ourselves and also work closely with Mike at the superb winery facilities at Symphony Hill, to develop our wines, with regular tastings from the barrel and discussions with Mike.
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