The Exclusive Cellar Door that’s made for Winter Days!
Even most regular visitors to the Granite Belt haven’t experienced Savina Lane Wines and here’s why it’s an exclusive experience to seek out this winter.
This ‘oh so suave’ Stanthorpe cellar door is MADE for crisp winter days… sinking into leather lounges, sipping stunning wines by the fire and looking out over the crisp wintery vineyards. This spot is quintessential Granite Belt winter with wine.
Open for Winter from 2nd July 2021
While Savina Lane Wines 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 2 July.
2021 Visitors – How to get an Appointment
Visit their cellar door for the special winter opening period from 2nd July, with public tastings available Friday to Sunday. Plan ahead – they are open by appointment only for a choice of two intriguing Wine Encounters.
These are not ordinary wine tastings but offer a more in-depth wine experience. Both programs include tastings of five or six premium wines.
Savina Lane Wines will offer two wine encounters this winter. Choose from…
- Curious Wine Tastings: $10 per person
- Wine Decoded Program: $45 per person
Call 0419 723 755 to book your place or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Curious Wine Encounters: $10 pp
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Presented by vignerons Brad and Cheryl, the Curious Wine Encounters will introduce you to a range of emerging varieties (known as Strange Birds on the Granite Belt) in a fun and fascinating wine experience that takes about an hour.
Cost: $10 per person. Appointments are essential. To reserve your place call Cheryl on 0419 723 755 or email email@example.com
Wine Decoded Program: $45 pp
Your two-hour Wine Decoded program (minimum four participants), presents an in-depth look at how the eyes, the nose and the palate all play an important part in your enjoyment of wine. It includes an intriguing black glass tasting that might surprise you!
Your host, an experienced vigneron, will present a flight of premium alternative varieties and one mainstream wine and also discuss appropriate food pairings.
Cost: $45 per person. Appointments are essential. To reserve your place call Cheryl on 0419 723 755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 a fine drop 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 still plenty of Shiraz flowing for tasters!
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 Strange Bird Wine Map to view dozens of cellar doors nearby!