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GOLD, GOLD,GOLD, GOLD, GOLD

More Gold medals - Lawson's Dry Hills has won FIVE GOLD MEDALS and TWO SILVER MEDALS at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2014. What is very pleasing is that two of the gold medals are for two of our Sauvignon Blanc styles - The Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2014, which is a partial barrel fermented style (we always do with this wine), the Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is a...

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Lawson's Dry Hills wins another GOLD!!

Our Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 has won its second GOLD MEDAL at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014. The other GOLD MEDAL was won at the Easter Show Wine Awards 2014 - This rich, opulent Pinot Noir is one of the best we have produced. - Available at all good wine retails nationwide.

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Lawson's Dry Hills on Food Television

Lawson's Dry Hills will feature on the Food T.V. show Thirsty Work, Hosted by popular wine commentator Yvonne Lorkin The show will air on Sky channel 9 on Wednesdays @1.30pm - 5.30pm and 9.30pm with encore screening on Fridays @12.00pm - 4.00pm and 8.00pm.

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GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2012 WINS INTERNATIONAL TROPHY

GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2012 WINS INTERNATIONAL TROPHY

Lawson's Dry Hills has been awarded two international trophies in two years at the Decanter World Wine Awards. The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world's largest and most influential wine competition with over 13,000 entries. The awards ceremony held in London last night, announced a number of trophies, including The International Trophy for Dry Aromatic under £15.00 - awarded to...

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VINTAGE 2014

VINTAGE 2014

VINTAGE 2014.....The character of each vintage is shaped by mother nature with various weather and climatic events throughout the year. The 2013/2014 growing season was warm, early flowering and we had a successful fruit set, with the potential for a high crop. The summer continued to be warm and dry until the middle of April, which was wet. This was a challenging time for the wineries who were...

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TEN WINES ENTERED = TEN AWARDS

TEN WINES ENTERED = TEN AWARDS

Fantastic results for the ten wines we entered in the International Wine Challenge 2014(Tranche 1) - with each entry receiving an award....GOLD for our Gewürztraminer 2011, SILVER for our Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 and Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013. BRONZE for our Rosé 2013, Riesling 2012, The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2012, The Pioneer Pinot Noir 2012 and our Mount Vernon...

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DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2013

DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2013

The Lawson's Dry Hills MOUNT VERNON Sauvignon Blanc 2012 has won the both the  INTERNATIONAL and REGIONAL TROPHIES for best SAUVIGNON BLANC under £15.00 at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013. The Lawson's Dry Hills Rosé 2012 also won the REGIONAL TROPHY for best New Zealand Rosé under £15.00. These Decanter trophies follow Lawson's Dry Hills great success at the...

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ANOTHER TROPHY AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

ANOTHER TROPHY AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

Lawson's Dry Hills winemaker Marcus Wright, who was at the dinner was delighted to be able to pick up the trophy in person, as the information about the Plant Earth award had not been made available to Marcus or the winery. The Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 has already been awarded three trophies at this International Wine Challenge, which is celebrating thirty years, this year. The...

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TROPHIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE.

TROPHIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE.

The recently released Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 has won three trophies......the NEW ZEALAND WHITE TROPHY, the NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANC TROPHY and the INTERNATIONAL SAUVIGNON BLANC TROPHY at THe International Wine Challenge 2013. The International Wine Challenge has been described as 'The Oscars of the wine world", each trophy wine is tasted on at least six...

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LAWSON'S DRY HILLS SHINES AT WORLD'S TOP WINE COMPETITION

LAWSON'S DRY HILLS SHINES AT THE WORLD'S TOP WINE COMPETITIONS.The International Wine Challenge 2013 and the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 results have both been published this past week and Lawson's Dry Hills are featured prominently.At the International Wine Challenge, which celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the wines that shone were the Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon...

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