What a fantastic experience. This was our first cooking class and we’re already planning our next cooking adventure with Sticky Rice. Yukio is an excellent instructor. The menu was well planned. We had a lot of fun and learned so much. Thank you Yukiko and Daniel for all your hard work.
The Lane Vineyard, near Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, is where the Edwards family traditions of continuity, care and contemporary wines, in an ancient landscape begin.
It’s 400 metres above sea level and its cooler climate is ideal for growing grapes destined to become wines of distinction. They produce 24,000 cases per year and have some of the most amazing wines in their collection. We have served these wines at the cooking classes and they are definitely food friendly.
The Lane Vineyard take sustainability seriously and the grapes are hand picked or carefully machine harvested in the cool hours of night and delivered a distance of as little as 10 metres to the winery door. There are no food miles here.
They have adopted a range of cleaner production practices in the winery to improve the quality of the wastewater including utilising an ozone generator to sterilize barrels and tanks rather than using caustic chemicals. This results in ‘cleaner’ wastewater that is treated on-site in an aerobic system, polished, then returned to the vineyard as irrigation water.
They are actively reducing energy emissions through a state of the art cooling system and energy efficient lighting throughout the winery, dining and tasting room. They bottle and package wine using recyclable materials and are constantly looking for ways
to reduce supply chain waste.
For the visitor the place is picture perfect. The cellar door and expansive deck looks out over stunning vistas of their vineyards.
Their restaurant, led by Chef James Brinklow, has been hatted two years in a row and this year was voted Best Vineyard Restaurant by the Australian public. Wow!
This is my absolute ‘go to’ for great food in the Hills and the vineyard setting, service and clean contemporary décor of the restaurant is just perfect. Its just 15 mins from us at Sticky Rice Cooking School.
There are many excuses to visit the lane Vineyard throughout the year with their rolling calendar of events and special offers which are always posted on their Facebook page.
For instance from now until Christmas Eve they are offering complimentary Estate Tastings to all Tasting Room visitors. Each month they also give away a mixed case of Lane wines valued at $300 to a member of their ‘friend of the Lane’ club and their Crush event on 25th and 26th Jan 2020 is fabulously entitled Hamptons in the Hills. You can enjoy tasty seasonal fare while you lounge to music on the scenic terrace or participate in lawn games nestled between our Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc vines.
The Gathering experience is when you get to experience the luxurious pleasure when chef and vigneron are in harmony. Yes please maestro!
Take a seat and enjoy a heightened discovery of The Lane’s flagship Occasion and Heritage wines thoughtfully complemented by creations from the chef.
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It was a great experience, learning some trade secrets to great cooking. Met some lovely people, a totally enjoyable afternoon. Cannot wait to do the next one!!!
Amazing experience thank you. Beautiful food, beautiful people, magical from start to finish
Best inspiration to be creative back at home!
We did the Japanese Essentials. excellent chef guide in Yukiko. food was excellent quality and class was a lot of fun. Daniel was a delightful host. We stayed in the Bali villa which was beautiful and relaxing. Wonderful get away.
I’ve done five classes so far. Great time, great repeatable recipes. Japanese cooking class was amazing. Going to repeat entire menu for family this week.
A great day at Sticky Rice Cooking School, Stirling yesterday – so enjoyed “Sensational Seafood” with chef Tania. Fantastic food, flavours, cooking tips, wonderful host Daniel and new friends Trudy & Rachael. Thanks Claire for making your dream come true – such a beautiful place filled with happiness, love & care.
Fabulous Middle Eastern Cooking class with Genevieve Harris. Wonderful day cooking a delicious menu of Hummus and flat bread, Chermoula chicken, Harissa marinated Prawns,with a beautiful eggplant and tomato salad, and bbq lamb skewers marinated in Hilbeh served with baby spinach, pomegranate seeds and yoghurt sauce.
Then deep fried almond pastries with honey and orange blossom syrup.
All served with lovely wines or fruit juice and water.
Fabulous day, heaps of fun and staying at the villas made the walk home very easy.
Highly Recommended 5*****
It’s all hands on, all interacting with each other. The food, atmosphere and setting are just awesome. highly recommended.
Fantastic fun night out
The perfect Staycation ideas for these Adelaide Hills Luxury Villas. Stay and Play. Wellness, Adventure and Relaxation. Which Villa will you choose? Bali, Yoko or Zen
One of the standout features of group cooking classes is their inclusivity. Unlike non-hands-on activities that might alienate certain members, cooking classes create a level playing field.