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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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Lawson's Dry Hills now available in LCBO.

The Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2009 has been listed by Canada's LCBO (Liquor Control Board Ontario) and is featured in the Vintages catalogue as one of the Wines of the month.....here's the review from the from the magazine:- Light in style, but generous in flavour, offering fresh, coconut-scented pineapple and lime flavours. Finishes with a creamy texture against zippy...

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TROPHY NUMBER FIVE FOR RIESLING

The Riesling 2008 has just been awarded the trophy for The Champion Estate Made and Bottled Whit Wine at The International Cool Climate Wine Awards in Australia, that is trophy number five for this amazing Riesling. The wine is available from the winery and wine retailer New Zealand wide.

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ROYAL EASTER SHOW WINE AWARDS.

Our results for the 2011 competition are as follows.   TWO TROPHIES:- Sauvignon Blanc 2010.                           Riesling 2008.   THREE GOLD MEDALS:- Gewürztraminer 2009....

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LAWSON'S DRY HILLS DO IT AGAIN !

Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2008 has just been awarded its Fourth trophy, our most awarded Riesling to date. The awards are as follows:- CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL RIESLING CHALLENGE 2010 - TOP NEW ZEALAND RIESLING. SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2011 - The John Ryan Memorial Perpetual Trophy - BEST AROMATIC WINE OF THE COMPETITION. SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2011 - The...

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BREAKING NEWS

The Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2008 has just been awarded two trophies at the 2011 Sydney International Wine Competition. The Riesling 2008 had already been awarded a Blue-Gold and included in the Top 100 Wines of The Competition. We heard today that we had also been awarded both The John Ryan Memorial Perpetual Trophy for the Best Aromatic Wine of the Competition and The Wine...

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SCREWCAPS - TEN YEARS ON.

‘The Death of the Cork’ – original NZSCWSI members (from left to right) Dr John Forrest, John Stichbury, John Belsham and the late Ross Lawson conduct a funeral for the cork in 2001.As we peruse today’s crowded wine shelves, it is difficult to ignore the proliferation of screwcaps. With over 90% of New Zealand wine now sealed this way, the eradication of cork and other closures in the...

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AIR NEW ZEALAND GOLDS.

Lawson's Dry Hills has been awarded two gold medals at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010. The two aromatic styles that won the gold medals were the Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2007 (our current vintage) and the soon to be released Lawson's Dry Hills Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2007 (December 1st). The 2007 Riesling has already won a trophy and two gold medals at other wine...

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BEST NEW ZEALAND RIESLING.

Our 2008 Riesling has taken the trophy for the BEST NEW ZEALAND RIESLING at the the CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL RIESLING CHALLENGE 2010. This is the second time Lawson's Dry Hills has taken this trophy, our 2006 Riesling took the honours at the 2008 Challenge.

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