John Edwards searched for two years for land with the aspect and soils he wanted for his vineyard. When he walked through the old farmgate on Ravenswood Lane, he realised his dream, the land for growing extreme quality fruit for distinguished, complex, sought after wines.
From the very first wines produced under the Ravenswood Lane label in 1996 John’s belief in the terroir was rewarded with exceptional wines.
These exceptional wines and John’s forthright and colourful character led to a seven-year joint venture with the Hardy Wine Company, where John was vigneron behind the Adelaide Hills brand Starvedog Lane. He left the joint venture in 2005 to fully realise the potential of his vineyard by producing single vineyard wines in a new, state-of-the art small batch winery at Ravenswood Lane.