Annie's Lane

South Australia | Clare Valley

James' Review

The Clare Valley brand of TWE, the name coming from Annie Wayman, a turn-of-the-century local identity. The brand consistently offers wines that over-deliver against their price points. Copper Trail is the flagship release, and there are some very worthy cellar door and on-premise wines.

About

The home of Annie’s Lane is the heritage listed Quelltaler Estate, which dates back to 1863. In the early days of wine making in the Clare Valley, the local community would help  each other during busy times of the season. After delivering lunches to workers pruning vines in the middle of winter one year, Annie Wayman’s horse drawn cart struck difficulty in negotiating the muddy track back to her cottage. From that day on, the track has been affectionately known as Annie’s Lane, and today borders one of the winery’s major vineyards in the Clare Valley. The Annie’s Lane brand has a range of reputable wines of regional and varietal expression sourced from some of the oldest vines in Clare Valley in South Australia. Annie’s Lane is one of Australia’s leading single region wine brands with a loyal consumer and trade following. Annie’s winemaking philosophy is all about crafting wines with minimal intervention, keeping the wine as natural as possible to maximize fruit flavour and intensity. Annie’s Lane winemaker Alex MacKenzie stated “2011 marked 15 years of Annie’s Lane wines and, despite its youth, we are sourcing quality fruit from Clare Valley vines, as old as 75 years, which is truly special”. Today, Alex is keen to bring new ideas to the Annie’s Lane portfolio and is particularly interested in exploring Italian and Spanish varietals. Alex remains heavily involved in all facets of the vineyard and its influence on winemaking styles. Working with different varieties, climates and subregions of the Clare Valley ensure Alex is extremely enthusiastic about the quality of Clare Valley wines.   

Cellar Door

Sun: 10:00am till 4:00pm Mon: 10:00am till 4:30pm Tue: 10:00am till 4:30pm Wed: 10:00am till 4:30pm Thu: 10:00am till 4:30pm Fri: 10:00am till 4:30pm Sat: 10:00am till 4:00pm Quelltaler Road, Watervale South Australia 5452 08 8843 2320

Details

Rating
Winemaker Alex MacKenzie
Established 1851
Dozen NFP
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address 58 Queensbridge Street, Southbank, Vic 3006 (postal)
Telephone / Fax (03) 8533 3000
(08) 8843 0096