Lowburn Ferry Trade News - 1 September 2011
Lowburn Ferry Central Otago Pinot Noir : "wine making history"

Lowburn Ferry Vineyard in winter

Available now:

Lowburn Ferry Home Block
Pinot Noir 2009
  • Trophy: Champion Pinot Noir - NZ International Wine Show 2010
  • Top 100, Blue Gold medal, Runner up to Champion, Sydney Int. Wine Competition 2011
  • Gold medal, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010
  • Gold medal - NZ Winegrowers Bragato Wine Awards 2010
  • Gold medal, NZ International Wine Show 2010
  • 5 stars: Bob Campbell - BobsWineReviews.com

Lowburn Ferry Skeleton Creek
Pinot Noir 2009

  • 5 stars Winestate Magazine NZ Pinot Noirs tasting (will be in Nov/Dec issue)
  • nominated for Winestate Wine of the Year
  • Shortlisted in Top 5 Pinot Noirs in NZ Wine Magazine July issue
  • 5 stars Bob Campbell www.bobswinereviews.com
  • Silver medal - NZ International Wine Show 2011
  • 4 stars 17.5+/20 : Raymond Chan raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz

Coming Soon:

Lowburn Ferry Home Block
Pinot Noir 2010

  • Gold medal, NZ International Wine Show 2011
  • 5 stars Winestate Magazine 2011
  • Nominated for Winestate Wine of the Year 2011

Lowburn Ferry Trade News September 2011

Well spring is officially here and we have pet lambs and daffodils! The pruning is almost finished; we now need to complete other maintenance tasks in the vineyard before the spring frosts and growth begin!!

Lowburn Ferry has been keeping its profile in wine journals and competitions both here and abroad - we thought you'd want to know about them and stock up!!
To name a few of the recent accolades:


Two Lowburn Ferry wines will feature in Winestate Magazine's top line-up in November: Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2010 and Lowburn Ferry Skeleton Creek Pinot Noir 2009 have both scored 5 stars and been nominated for Winestate's taste-off for the Wine of the Year Award. The 2010 Home Block has also just won Gold at the NZ International Wine Show in Auckland.


Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2009 ("Pure Pinot Noir characters...Seriously good wine.") and Lowburn Ferry Skeleton Creek Pinot Noir 2009 ("...beautiful fruit on the nose...superb concentration...) were both shortlisted in the top wines over $30 in WineNZ Magazine's special Pinot Noir feature this winter.

Lynn pruning during one of the winter cold spells with snow on the ground

Market Report:

It was fantastic to meet our trade clients in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne recently when Lowburn Ferry visited with the Central Otago Winter Wonderland wine show. Australians really do like our pinots!
Meanwhile we're pleased to have our wines going back into the market in the UK - our new distributor there is Black Dog Wine Agency, a new business specialising in NZ wines - we wish them all the best!
This week we've also sent our order to Japan, and we look forward to a strong business relationship there.

Trade Support

There are many resources are available on our web site at www.lowburnferry.co.nz including:

wine reviews - click here
full wine reviews in PDF format - click here
tasting notes in PDF format - click here

We also have a lovely new brochure and poster - just email Jean winedirect@lowburnferry.co.nz if you need any. We can also send these graphics electronically.


We have some samples here just arrived from Australia of this fantastic new innovation - useful for both the wine trade and home consumer. Wine can be preserved for up to a week or longer... see what the experts say....

"..there is a new and extremely simple product that seems to be more effective than its predecessors for keeping wine fresh in an opened bottle."
Jancis Robinson OBE
Master of Wine, wine correspondent of the Financial Times

for more information, go to winesave.net.au or contact us winedirect@lowburnferry.co.nz

Making Contact

Please contact us for our recent Trade Price List. Also if you need to sample any of the wines! Email Jean winedirect@lowburnferry.co.nz or phone (03) 445 0846 any time!

Lowburn Ferry History

The orignal Lowburn punt (late 1800's)
Lowburn Ferry operating in the late 1920's

In the early settlement days of Central Otago, Lowburn was a prominent ferry landing for travellers moving between the goldmining reefs of Bendigo and the township of Cromwell.

A ferry or punt began operating on the Clutha River at Lowburn from about 1873, and the crossing, with its tree-lined approaches and picturesque setting became not only an important link between Cromwell and the lakes at Wanaka and Queenstown, but also a popular tourist excursion.

A bridge was built in 1938 replacing the punt, and the occasion was celebrated by a banquet at the Lowburn Ferry Hotel followed by a dance at the Lowburn Hall.

Shortly before the punt closed, a record of its average monthly traffic included 3677 passengers, motor-cars 998, horse-drawn drays, wagons and buggies:19.

Lowburn Ferry Vineyard, Jean & Roger Gibson, Strathburn Farm, 5 Swann Road, RD2, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (3) 445 0846, Fax +64 (3) 445 0840, Email: winedirect@lowburnferry.co.nz

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