The Exclusive Cellar Door that’s made for Winter Days!
Even serial Granite Belt wine visitors may think Savina Lane Wines could be an urban legend – somewhere you’re not sure if you can get in to, but everything you hear makes you want it more and more!
This is one Stanthorpe cellar door that’s made for crisp winter days, sinking into leather lounges, sipping stunning wines by the fire and looking out over the crisp wintery vineyards at the ‘oh so suave’ Savina Lane Wines. This spot is quintessential Granite Belt winter with wine.
While it opens year-round exclusively at the whim of its most dedicated fans (aptly named ‘The Inner Circle’) other visitors must await the invitation to make an appointment and right now that invitation is being made for all visitors by appointment this winter from 10 July.
Everything about this cellar door is beautifully crafted, from the building’s presentation, to of course the fine wines. Savina Lane offers a taste of what the Granite Belt does best, producing exciting alternative variety wines: Petit Manseng, Fiano, Viognier, Tempranillo, Montepulciano and Graciano.
If a superb cool climate Shiraz is your idea of the perfect winter wine, there is a 2012 vintage available from the estate’s 60 year old vines. Meet the passionate vignerons, Brad and Cheryl Hutchings, who tell the story of these old vines and why production from them has produced tiny quantities in the last few vintages during their ongoing rehabilitation. Never fear, there’s plenty of Shiraz flowing, with a 2016 vintage from the 2000, Millennium planted vines now available, which Cheryl reports is drinking beautifully.
2020 Visitors – How to get an Appointment!
Savina Lane Wines will offer two wine encounters for Curious Wine Lovers this winter. The Strange Wine Tastings program and the Wine Decoded program will be presented by one of their owner-vignerons.
Strange Wine Tasting Program
Duration: One hour. Our Strange Wine Tastings will offer a taste of five premium alternative variety wines in an unhurried conversation designed to pique your curiosity and provide a fascinating insight into the Granite Belt’s StrangeBird wines. The program will cover the origin and best food pairings of the wines presented, also known as emerging varieties or, here on the Granite Belt, as StrangeBird wines. $10 per person. Limited places. Reservations essential – email us at email@example.com or telephone Cheryl on 0419 723 755
Wine Decoded 2 Hour Program
A comprehensive look beyond the standard cellar door experience while enjoying a taste of five premium alternative variety wines plus a superb cool climate shiraz. The program will satisfy your curiosity about wine evaluation while increasing your knowledge of alternative wine varieties. You will then be invited for a personal, guided tour of the lovely vineyard and a behind-the-scenes look at how wine is aged and cellared. $25 per person. The $10 off Wine Purchase Voucher included in the price, may be spent on any Savina Lane Wine. Limited places. Reservations essential – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Cheryl on 0419 723 755
At other times of the year, Savina Lane Wines cellar door is exclusively reserved for ‘Inner Circle’ members, for whom the cellar door will open on demand year round.
Vigneron Cheryl Hutchings explains, “even though we are closed to the public, we have visits from our Inner Circle members almost every weekend. Our Inner Circle members only have to phone us to say they wish to visit and we open up for them, whether we are open to the public or not.
As long as we are here, we’ll open up the cellar door so they can experience a private visit, bring a picnic or enjoy a sunset aperitif under the Italian Stone Pines or on the terrace overlooking the vineyard.” says Brad.
Before coming to Savina Lane, Brad, a qualified Agronomist, spent a long working life as a consultant in horticulture, agri-business, marketing and project development and Cheryl was a writer and Creative Director in the advertising industry – but the couple’s passion has always been good wine and Brad’s lifetime goal has been to get his hands back into the earth, having started out working on a New Zealand farm when still in his teens.
It can snow on occasions at Stanthorpe on Queensland’s Granite Belt and just look how stunning Savina Lane Wines looks dusted in snow! Let’s hope a major snow event will come during winter to blanket the vineyards white again.
Whether the snow falls or not, the frosty weather will undoubtedly deliver beautiful silvery frosts and send you to the cosy indoors for another glass by the fire!
Find Savina Lane Wines
62 Savina Road, Severnlea, Queensland
10 Minutes drive south of Stanthorpe.
Download the Granite Belt Strange Birds Alternative Wine Trail Map to view dozens of cellar doors nearby!