Vineyard management was taken over by Philippe Prudhomme after the 2009 harvest. Philippe and Aline had their own vineyard, Ku-ring-gai, 6 km away along Cargo Road towards Orange. Working with Philippe, the vineyard improved each year. His enthusiasm and dedication produced very noticeable results.
When Phillipe retired in 2012, Geoff Cook took over, having had his own winery experience in South Australia and then in the Orange region. He continued the excellent work of management right up to May 2021.
The vineyard was certified fully organic in 2020 but due to difficulties with the organic regime, the new owners have reverted to a minimum intervention approach.
The first Boree Lane 2008 wines, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay were made by Chris Derrez and Lucy Maddox of Madrez Wine Services. This French/Australian combination makes for an interesting blend indeed! Their contract wine making business has produced many fine wines for the region and with some success for Boree Lane (see Awards below).
Chris’s French background influenced the making of a fortified Sauvignon Blanc labelled as ‘Luscious’ and luscious it is. They followed this with a Cabernet Franc in 2009 and a delicious Sauvignon Blanc dessert wine from the botrytised grapes in 2010.
2010 also produced another Cabernet Sauvignon with a Sauvignon Blanc in 2012. A Cabernet Sauvignon Rose´ has being made from the 2014 vintage. The striking “Cheeky” label was designed by Dermot Rodwell who has worked as an artist in Woodstock.
Will Rikard-Bell has made a Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc blend from the 2012 vintage and a Chardonnay and Shiraz from 2013 working from the De Salis Winery. Will has spent time working with Murray Smith in his winery, just on the other side of Boree Lane, as well as in the Hunter Valley. He now has his own winery and has produced a Gewürztraminer and a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Despite being relative newcomers to the winemaking industry, we have earned medals for both our red and white wines. See the table below for a list of our achievements.
|2019||Orange Wine Show||2018 'Con Armore' Arneis||Bronze|
|2018||Orange Wine Show||2016 Two Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2018||National Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst||2017 The Trifecta||Bronze|
|2017||Orange Wine Show||2017 The Trifecta||Bronze|
|2017||Orange Wine Show||2015 Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2017||Orange Wine Show||2015 Single-vineyard Shiraz||Bronze|
|2016||National Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst||2015 Chardonnay||Bronze|
|2016||National Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst||2015 Sauvignon Blanc||Bronze|
|2016||Orange Wine Show||2015 Chardonnay||Gold|
|2016||Orange Wine Show||2015 Sauvignon Blanc||Silver|
|2016||Orange Wine Show||2015 Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2016||NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show||2015 Sauvignon Blanc||Silver|
|2016||NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show||2015 Chardonnay||Bronze|
|2016||NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show||2015 Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2015||Orange Wine Show||2013 Chardonnay||Bronze|
|2015||NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show||2013 Chardonnay||Bronze|
|2014||Orange Wine Show||2014 Cheeky Cabernet Rosé||Silver|
|2014||Orange Wine Show||2010 Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2012||Orange Wine Show||2012 Sauvignon Blanc||Bronze|
|2011||Cowra Wine Show||2010 Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2010||Orange Wine Show||2009 Cabernet Franc||Silver|
|2009||NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show||2008 Cabernet Sauvignon||Silver|
|2009||Orange Wine Show||2008 Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2009||Cowra Wine Show||2008 Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze|
|2009||Orange Wine Show||2008 Chardonnay||Bronze|
|2009||Orange Wine Show||2008 Fortified Sauvignon Blanc||Bronze|
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