Lavina Wines

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Lavina Wines is owned by Sam and Victoria Daw, who continue to rapidly build and expand the Lavina brand along with its sub-brands and private label to both domestic and overseas markets. The estate vineyards surrounding the winery are strictly showpiece, with an odd combination of 1ha of cabernet franc and 0.5ha of shiraz. The vast amount of the intake comes from over 40 contract growers and wineries with 8000ha of vineyards, the degree of difficulty being increased by the preference for biodynamically-grown fruit. The winery itself is state-of-the-art, with a new generation mechanised sorting table, and equipped with every other bit of whizz bang equipment needed. Exports to most major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

<p><span lang="EN-US"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Lavina Wines is owned by Sam and Victoria Daw who continue to rapidly build and expand the Lavina brand, along with its sub brands, private label and bulk wine divisions to both domestic and overseas markets.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Tim Whitrow is responsible for producing the new Grand Royale, Aurum and existing Select Series wines in the portfolio.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Fruit is sourced from select premium growers then crushed and vinified at Yangarra Estate using the state of the art Vaucher Beguet Mistral grape &ndash; sorter. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>All wines are open fermented, hand plunged and basket pressed straight to oak. </font></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">To maintain &lsquo;elasticity and diversity&rsquo;, associated export company Lavina World Wine Export handles the bulk division which now ships close to 1 million litres and 50,000 dozen annually. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</span></font></font></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Production:<br />
<span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Lavina &ndash; 15,000 doz<br />
<span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Sub Brands &amp; Private Labels &ndash; 40,000 doz</font></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Lavina Winemaker: Tim Whitrow</font></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3" face="Calibri"><span lang="EN-US">Brands: </span></font><font size="3" face="Calibri"><span lang="EN-US">Grand Royale, Select Series, The Aurum Release, Lavina Gold Series, Meritus, Mitcham Estate, Latitute 35 Degrees&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Cellar Door:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;By appointment</span></font></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Countries Exported:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>NZ, <st1:city w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:city>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Taiwan</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Korea</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Japan</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Thailand</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Philippines</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Singapore</st1:country-region>, <st1:city w:st="on">Trinidad</st1:city> <st1:state w:st="on">&amp;</st1:state> <st1:state w:st="on">Tobago</st1:state>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Poland</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Slovakia</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region></font></font></span></p>
<p>&nbsp;Contact: Sam Daw 0421 359 068</p>
<p><a href="http://www.lavinawines.com.au">www.lavinawines.com.au</a></p>

Details

Rating Not Rated
Winemaker Tim Whitrow
Established 2004
Dozens 15 000
Vineyards (area) 2.5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10-5,
Address 12 Beltunga Close, Blewitt Springs, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8383 0928
Website www.lavinawines.com.au