Local Adelaide Hills winery The Lane Vineyard celebrated in style on Saturday night, in honour of its new dedicated tasting room, and release of its premium Méthode Traditonnelle Blanc de Blanc sparkling.
Invited guests were welcomed to an impressive, illuminated vineyard for a red carpet arrival. The intimate gathering, hosted by Kelly Nestor, was held to officially launch The Lane Vineyard’s new tasting room and inaugural release of its vintage Cuvée Helen Blanc de Blanc.
In the new modern tasting room, with a window that looks into the heart of the state-of-the-art winery, guests indulged in the Lane Vineyard’s ‘Gathering Experience’ that was personally hosted by brothers Ben Tolstoshev and Marty Edwards. This experience is designed to give visitors an exciting new ‘taste of place’.
The evening also featured a live artistic creation by Emma Hack who created a body-art installation inspired by Cuvee Helen.
Described as poised, elegant and refined, the premium Cuvee Helen Blanc de Blanc is the culmination of a ten-year project, dedicated to the matriarch of The Lane Vineyard, Helen Edwards.
“I am so proud to honour the woman who has worked alongside me in realising the potential of The Lane Vineyard, acknowledging her dedication and great affection for our special place in the Adelaide Hills”, commented Vigneron John Edwards.
Cuvée Helen is created using the time honoured traditional method and disgorged without dosage after a minimum of 5 years on lees. Fruit from one acre of the Lane Vineyard’s sheltered South facing Chardonnay vines was handpicked, whole bunch pressed, then fermented in stainless steel and French barriques.