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Rory Lane, the main man at The Story, didn't have an entirely conventional path to the wine world. With a degree in ancient Greek tragedy, comparative literature, and politics, he stumbled into winemaking and found he had more than a knack for it.

Since 2004, he's been tinkering with predominantly Rhône varieties in the Grampians, turning out some unique expressions from this Shiraz-heavy region. His winery is located in the city suburbs of Melbourne, not your typical winery setting, but it suits him down to a tee.

Rory's winemaking philosophy is to keep it relatively simple and hands-off. Grapes arrive, get gently processed, and then are left to their own devices with minimal interference. No additives, no excessive tinkering. Just good, solid, classic winemaking producing some exceptional value wines. 

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"Rory Lane, the man behind The Story, never sells a vineyard down the drain, in the glass. By that I mean that every wine he produces is not only tasty and interesting but is never overdone, or over-oaked, or out of whack. His wines are authentic, respectful and true. He sources and grows grapes from various Victorian regions, most commonly from the Grampians and Henty, and nearly 20 years into the story of this label every release still feels like a gem."
- Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Top 100 Wineries of the Year 2023)

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2021 The Story Moyston Hills Syrah
2021 The Story Moyston Hills SyrahGrampians
Red blooded Shiraz - hearty and heart-warming from Rory Lane.
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2022 The Story Prosecco Pet Nat
2022 The Story Prosecco Pet NatGrampians
Textural, thoughtful Pet Nat made in a slightly different style from Rory Lane.
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2019 The Story R. Lane Vintners Westgate Vineyard Syrah
2019 The Story R. Lane Vintners Westgate Vineyard SyrahGrampians
The finest Shiraz produced by Rory Lane from his best vineyard, planted in 1969.
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