Annie's Lane Cabernet Merlot 2008 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Well structured yet elegant reds of great character and flavour.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Annie Wayman

Annie Wayman was a legend in the Clare Valley. She could always be relied upon to bring along sandwiches and a warm drink to harvesters and pruners at the turn of the century.

One evening Annie's horse and cart got bogged in a lane adjacent to one of the valley's best vineyards. Thus, Annie's Lane was born.

Wines from this and surrounding vineyards have appeared under the Annie's Lane label since 1996 and have become a huge hit with consumers and critics.


Clare Valley The 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot grapes were basically dry grown, with little water used. The majority of fruit was sourced from the Quelltaler vineyards in the Clare Valley with some fruit coming from the Barossa Valley.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed, then fermented in small 4 tonne open fermenters using heading down boards and pumping over. 40% of the Cabernet was left on skins for 20 - 30 days. The wine was then pressed in 100 year old basket presses and run off into new and seasoned French and American oak for up to 18 months.

Food Matching

Kangaroo or beef fillet with a reduced, sweetish beetroot jus, potato casserole and blanched young beans.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, Hobart Wine Show 2009

SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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The renowned Clare Valley is the home of Annie's Lane.

Annie's Lane wines were launched in 1996, named after a real place and a real person.

Anne's Lane was 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. So, 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.

The home of Annie's Lane is the heritage listed Quelltaler winery at the heart of Watervale, in the Clare Valley's south. Quelltaler is the regions oldest and most important wineries, dating back to 1863.

Annie's Lane is now one of the finest wineries in Australia's renowned Clare Valley and is known for crafting a range of reputable wines from some of the oldest vines in the region.

The Annie's Lane wines rely on regional and varietal expression; encompassing a diversity of wines from elegant fresh white to rich, fruit-flavoured reds. Annie's Lane features a core Clare Valley range of wines as well as a limited release range of ultra-premium wines released 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.

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