Wildes Lane is an off-grid, 20 acre farmlet located in the foothills of the Grampians national park in south-western Victoria.
The Grampians region, with its serene mountainous backdrop, experiences persistent winter frosts and blazing summer heat, which suits garlic well, bringing out vibrant and complex depth of flavour.
We have a personal, ethical and commercial commitment to organic growing methods, minimal mechanisation, a small carbon footprint and strong promotion of biodiversity. Soils previously under-utilised have been brought to life with careful conditioning and natural amendments.
We don't aspire to large scale commercial production as this would compromise quality; we wish to preserve and promote the human skills required for producing the finest garlic.
We began growing garlic in 2010, with a focus from the outset on named garlic cultivars, with superior culinary qualities, sourced from Australian growers.
Our project gradually evolved into a boutique commercial enterprise, with more than thirty garlic varieties under cultivation. We select for culinary magnificence, seasonal spread, storage quality, beauty, hardiness and yield.
Wildes Lane garlic is artisan hand-crafted produce. Planting, tending, harvesting and curing is all done by hand. Each bulb is selected, graded and finished by Anna, with the strictest critical eye for quality. The result is an unparalleled garlic experience.
Our carefully chosen varieties ensure we can supply all year round, a rare achievement in the garlic industry.