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SPECTACULAR SPECTATOR SAUVIGNON.

WINE SPECTATOR - May 31st 2010 - SPECTATOR SELECTIONS - SMART BUYS - Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - 91 POINTS - Light in style, generous in flavour, offering fresh, coconut-scented pineapple and lime flavours. Finishes with a creamy texture against zippy acidity.

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THE PIONEER LAUNCH.

In early February 2010, "The Pioneer " range of wines were successfully launched in Auckland at Clooney Restaurant. The event was attended by nine of New Zealand's top wine and food commentators, together with twenty two selected guests. The wines were matched with Clooney's wonderful food, a particular favourite being the Eastherbrook Farms Quail with Foie Gras mousse, pickled nashi,...

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SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING.

We employ best possible practise in all areas of the winemaking process, we employ the simple maxim - REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE.

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LAWSON'S DRY HILLS WINS RIESLING TROPHY.

The Riesling 2007 continues the winning style that Lawson's Dry Hills has developed over past years. Please check out the accolades section of our website to view the awards given to our Rieslings.

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THREE MORE GOLDS.

The three  golds are: Pinot Noir 2007 - The Vintage Cellars National Wine Show of Australia. Riesling 2006 - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards. Gewürztraminer 2008 -Royal Easter Show Wine Awards. All three wines are currently available from wine retailers nationwide or from Lawson's Dry Hills Cellar Door.

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Vintage Report 2009.

The growing season started with good weather over flowering (November/December), always a promising sign. Early 2009 produced one of the hottest/driest Januarys on record followed by one of the coldest/wettest Februarys on record ! At the end of February it was difficult to see where the vintage was headed. Fortunately as so often happens we had wonderful weather during March and...

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MORE GOLD FOR LAWSON'S.

Lawson's Dry Hills has won six medals at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - including two gold  and one silver. Full results can be viewed on www.wineshows.co.nz

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ROYAL NEW ZEALAND SHOW.

Lawson's Dry hills wins again...This time at the Royal New Zealand Show, International Aromatic Wine Competition 2008. Our new vintage Gewürztraminer 2008 has been judged champion Gewürztraminer and awarded the trophy in only the first competition it has been entered in, the Pinot Gris 2008 was also awarded a gold medal - The second gold medal for this wine in the two shows...

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NEW RELEASES 2008 VINTAGES.

We have just  released the following new vintage wines - Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Pinot Gris 2008 (limited stocks). Plus the Pinot Rosé 2008. If you would like any additional information regarding the above wines, we have winenotes, that are available for downloading together with accolades and reviews of the wines on this website.

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BEST NEW ZEALAND RIESLING.......

Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2006 has been awarded the Australian Capital Tourism Award for the Best New Zealand Riesling entered in the 2008 Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2008. The same Riesling was awarded a gold medal in last years challenge, this wine is our current release and there is good stocks availble in the trade.  

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