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Vintage Report 2012.

It seems like half a lifetime ago, yet flowering was only back in December. And it was COLD!! (a lot cooler than we needed for good fruit set) - we were heading for lower than usual crops. Now, all the grapes are in and our concerns have been confirmed - VERY small crops of grapes around the region, however the quality is EXCEPTIONAL....so, I guess with one bad thing we have managed to get...

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New Zealand's Best White Wines

LAWSON'S DRY HILLS GEWÜRZTRAMINER HAS BEEN SELECTED AS ONE OF NEW ZEALAND'S BEST WHITE WINES - "We just lucked into growing Gewürztraminer" chuckles owner Babara Lawson. "The winery we were contract-growing for said to plant it, so we did". That was back in 1980. Today although the winery produces several other varieties for which Marlborough is better known, it's still the Gewürztraminer...

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BREAKING NEWS - BEST PINOT NOIR

Great News for us here at Lawson's Dry Hills, we have just been informed that our Pinot Noir 2009 has been award DOUBLE GOLD - BEST PINOT NOIR at The San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012.

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COOL GOLD

Our recently released Gewürztraminer 2010 has wone a GOLD MEDAL at the International Cool Climate Wine Show 2012. The wine show is hosted by The Red Hill Show Society in Australia.

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INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

Great news... we have just won our first GOLD MEDAL at the International Wine Challenge 2012 with our Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2010. Our Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2011 won a SILVER MEDAL. The Pinot Noir 2010 will be released shortly and the Sauvignon Blanc 2011 is our current release and we do have stocks available.

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Decanter World Wine Awards.

Our currnet release 2009 Pinot Noir has won another SILVER MEDAL at the Decanter World Wine Awards (2012) in the U.K, The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2010 also won a SILVER MEDAL.

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NEW RELEASES

We have just released the Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2009 and the Gewürztraminer 2010 at the cellar door. Both are outstanding wines and similar in style to the award winning previous vintages. Unfortunately this means we are completely sold out of the Riesing 2008 and the Gewürztraminer 2009.

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AND TWO MORE MAKE IT SEVEN!!!

At the Sydney International Wine Competition 2012, our Riesling 2008 has won two more trophies, the Riesling 2008 was awarded both the "BEST AROMATIC WINE" and "BEST VALUE DRY WHITE WINE" trophies. Our Pinot Rosé 2011 has also been awarded the "BEST ROSÉ" trophy in Sydney, it had already been judged BLUE GOLD and selected for the TOP 100.

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OUTSTANDING SAUVIGNON BLANC

So far the recently released Sauvignon Blanc 2011 has won two golds....."Pure Gold" at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011 and "Gold/Excellent" at the inaugural Marlborough Wine Show 2011. At the London International Wine and Spirits Competition the wine won silver. The tasting panel at Cuisine magazine also like the wine, awarding it FIVE STARS and TOP TEN STATUS. This...

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TWO MORE GOLDS

Lawson's Dry Hills has won two more gold medals at The New Zealand International Wine Show 2011. Once again a strong showing in the aromatics sections with our Riesling 2008 and Gewürztraminer 2009 both winning gold medals. We also won two silvers, for our Chardonnay 2008 and Pinot Rosé 2011. Our Pinot Noir 2009, Sauvignon Blanc 2011 and Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2007 all won...

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