The renowned Clare Valley is the home of Annie’s Lane.
Annie’s Lane wines were launched in 1996, so-named at the turn of the 20th century when Annie Wayman’s horse and cart got bogged along the boundary of a Clare Valley vineyard as she delivered lunch and warm drinks to pruners in the vineyard. It seemed only reasonable that Annie, a stalwart of Clare Valley folklore, should be remembered for her inimitable services to the vineyard workers of the region.
As a leading regional winemaker, Annie’s Lane creates a range of reputable wines of regional and varietal expression sourced from some of the oldest vines in the Clare Valley. From elegant fresh whites to generous fruit flavoured reds, Annie’s Lane features a core Clare Valley range of wines as well as a limited release range of super premium wines under the Copper Trail label.
The most successful of all the wines has been the super premium Copper Trail Shiraz – awarded Visy’s Great Australian Shiraz Challenge and overall category winner for best Shiraz in Winestate Magazine’s World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge for the Copper Trail Shiraz 2005.
At the heart of Watervale, in the Clare Valley’s south, the home of Annie’s Lane is the heritage listed Quelltaler Estate dating back to 1863. With beautiful on-site picnic grounds, visitors can spend a day enjoying the delightful range of Clare Valley wines and fine foods.