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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.
A short film about New Zealand's Family of Twelve wine family will feature on the Air New Zealand inflight entertainment system from November 2010 through till October 2011.....if you are flying with Air New Zealand, just click on WATCH then TELEVISION then LIFESTYLE then HARVEST......and enjoy.
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.
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,...
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.
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...