Lanes End

Lanes End
Winery and contact details
Contact: Howard Matthews
Phone: 03 5429 1760
Fax: 03 5429 1760
Address: 885 Mt.William Rd, Lancefield 3435; Melways ref: 511 K8
Cellar door: Open by appointment only
Parking: Mini buses

About Us

Lane's End Vineyard was originally planted in the mid 1980's making it one of the more mature vineyards in the region. Situated at 570m in the Mt.William area on the South side of the Dividing Range. The vineyard is planted out to Chardonnay & Pinot Noir (4 clones ) and through careful management the crop yield is kept to a low level to ensure concentration and complexity in our wines ONE ton per acre in the Pinot & 2 tons per acre in the Chardonnay.

Our wines are made with the common theme of minimal intervention & gentleness in the handling of the must/wine. Gentle destemming of the grape bunches is followed by an extended cold soak before the wild yeasts begin the Pinot fermentation which brings about a more complex wine. Gentle basket pressing is then employed so as not to create any hard edges to the wine.

A mixture of new, one and two year old Frenck oak barrels are used (Troncais & Alier oak) to then store the Pinot. Minimal racking and low Sulphur levels are also integral to the finishing of the wine. Similarly the Chardonnay is handled minimally going through its fermentation in barrel with stirring at three weekly intervals to increase the complexity of the wine. Stelvin closures are used for their simplicity, eradication of cork taint problems & their ability to keep the wine in perfect condition whilst it matures over time.

Events

  • Budburst wine and food festival - yearly event (November)

Featured Wines

  • Lane's End Chardonnay shows distinct barel ferment and malolactic influences with aromas of grapefruit,pear,nectarine and white peach. Excellent weight and depth on the palate with a long persisting finish. A wine of elegance and restraint. Will develop well for those who choose to cellar.
  • Lanes End Pinot Noir is a very concentrated rich wine with aromas of plum, red fruits and spice. Velvety mouthfeel opening up with persisting finish. James Halliday says- 2009 -Immaculate texture, line and length. Top Macedon style. 95 points 2010- This is a beautiful wine with a seamless flow of red fruits, the oak both balanced and integrated. 95 points.

Wine Stockists

  • Mail order via our website
  • Liquor Legends - Kyneton 5422 1599
  • Kyneton Lancefield
  • IGA/Foodworks Gisborne
  • Queens Bounty Malvern

Wine Awards

  • 5 Star James Halliday's Wine Companion 2012
  • Gold Medal National Cool Climate Wine Show
  • Gold Medal Small Vignerons Awards
  • Trophy - Best Chardonnay of the Macedon Ranges Wine Region.
  • Trophy - Best wine of the Macedon Wine Region 2008 - Judges & Public Choice.