We are proud to be represented at the Olympic games by our youngest son Angus who will be rowing in 7 seat of the Australian Men’s Eight.

It is a hotly contested argument as to who holds the record for digging Pinot Noir skins out of an open fermenter between Angus and his older brother Hugh. In any event we miss them both in the cellar these days.

We have made two beautiful Big Bird wines to celebrate the achievements of Gus and his team mates as they row for Gold in Paris.

 You can read Angus’s Australian Olympic profile here: olympics.com.au/olympians/angus-dawson/

Thanks to Alex Harris from Folk and Poke who collaborated on the Big Bird creative – good mate of Jed Altschwager who will be rowing for Gold in the Australian PR3 Mixed Double Scull.

Our run of success in the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards has continued with 2020 Dawson James Chardonnay receiving a Platinum award, one of only 117 Platinum awards in an international wine show that attracted 18,143 entries

Only three Australian Chardonnays scored 97 points required for a Platinum award and Dawson James was the highest scoring Tasmanian Chardonnay

The judges’ comments;

Oozing magnificence with its wonderful levels of honeyed fruit, super smart minerals and vibrant spice which cascade over the sleek simmering acidity and luxuriously buttery consistency. Seriously age-worthy with a morerish tang of texture on the impeccable finish

We were delighted to be selected in James Halliday’s Top 100 for a fourth consecutive year.

In the November 18 Weekend Australian Magazine 2023 – Dawson James Chardonnay 2020 was featured in the Best Whites over $30

Dawson James Chardonnay 2020

The bouquet surges from the glass, pink and yellow grapefruit to the fore, plus a   desirable flick of funky complexity on the way through. It’s now entering its second life, with the finale years away. The savoury acidity is its staff of life.

97 points, Drink to 2040

James Halliday November 2023

You can view the full list on the Australian website: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/topics/hallidays-top-100

Our wines were well received during recent trade visits in London with our distributor Liberty Wines.

The visit included a Master Class with some of London’s leading Sommeliers and a vertical tasting with Decanter magazine.

Dawson James wines are now are being poured on some of the top tables in London including the Savoy Hotel and China Tang in the Dorchester Hotel.

Our run of success in this prestigious international wine show has continued with the release of the 2023 results. In particular Dawson James Chardonnay found favour with the panel of international judges.

2020 Dawson James Chardonnay PLATINUM, 97 Points

2019 Dawson James Chardonnay GOLD, 95 Points

2020 Dawson James Pinot Noir SILVER, 93 Points