The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-11-03T23:37:13Z Wigan: a winner in maturity – and youth 2011-11-03T23:37:13Z wigan-a-winner-in-maturity-and-youth Peter Lehmann Wines Wigan Riesling continues its run of success with a trophy at the RoyalMelbourne Wine Show – its sixth in the past two months. The 2005 Peter Lehmann Wines Eden Valley Wigan Riesling took out the trophy for theBest Mature Wine, 2005 or older. The 2005 is the current release Wigan Riesling, and is currently available through PeterLehmann Wines cellar door for only $28 a bottle. Proving its pedigree, and giving a taste of things to come, the 2010 Wigan Riesling – to bereleased in 2015 – also won a gold medal. “The Wigan is deliberately made as an ageing style,” winemaker Andrew Wigans says. “Soto get recognition as a one year old wine is testament to the Eden Valley growers who are as committed to making great wines as we are in the winery.” The 2005 Wigan Riesling also won three trophies at the recent Barossa Wine Show,including Best Wine in Show, as well as Best Australian Riesling over 10 in the DecanterWorld Wine Awards in London. The 2006 vintage – to be released next month – is followingsuit having been awarded Best Riesling in Show earlier this month at the Adelaide WineShow. “The Best Mature Wine category is judged alongside Museum stock and icon reds threetimes the price of our wine,” Wigan says. “To be winning trophies across across multiple categories with this wine is an absolutehonour.”The 2005 Peter Lehmann Wines Wigan Riesling is priced at $28 a bottle, and available atselect retailers and Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door Peter Lehmann Riesling trumps at Adelaide Wine Show - October 7th 2011 2011-10-07T06:20:48Z peter-lehmann-riesling-trumps-at-adelaide-wine-show-october-7th-2011 Peter Lehmann Wines is the proven champion of Riesling after taking two trophies at the Adelaide Wine Show – one each for the introductory 2011 Classic Riesling, and the flagship 2006 Wigan Riesling.The $12 Classic Riesling was awarded the trophy for the hotly contested Best White Wine Under $20.The 2006 Wigan – to be released on November 1 – was awarded Best Riesling in Show, the second time running it has taken this trophy at the Adelaide Wine Show.The 2006 vintage is rapidly emulating the success of the 2005, which recently won three trophies at the Barossa Wine Show, including Best Wine in Show, as well as Best Australian Riesling over 10 in the Decanter World Wine Awards in London.“Our Riesling program has been a strong focus over the past decade,” winemaker Andrew Wigan said today. “To stand out from the field with both our top wine and our introduction to Riesling is the greatest acknowledgment that we are doing the right thing. Trophies are always nice to win, but getting a trophy for a wine that sells for $12 is great news for everybody.“This is a tribute to our growers and the team at the winery, and firmly places Eden Valley as one of the great Riesling sites of the World.”The 2011 Classic Riesling is a blend of fruit from the Barossa and Eden Valleys.“The cool, slow ripening conditions of the 2011 vintage were instrumental in making delicate Rieslings, and with the Classic Riesling, we were able to get the best of it thanks to the spread of growers throughout the Valleys.”In addition to the two trophies at the Adelaide Show, Peter Lehmann Wines won seven gold medals spread across the varieties that are the heart of the winery – Riesling, Semillon and Shiraz. Vindicating the quality of the flagship wines, the 2007 Stonewell Shiraz – also released this November - was amongst the gold medal winners.The 2011 Peter Lehmann Wines Classic Riesling is widely available now with a RRP of $12. The 2006 Peter Lehmann Wines Wigan Riesling will be released on November 1, priced at $28 and available at Peter Lehmann Wines cellar door - www.peterlehmannwines.com. Peter Lehmann Riesling trumps at 2011 Barossa Wine Show 2011-09-18T23:58:24Z peter-lehmann-riesling-trumps-at-2011-barossa-wine-show Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW) is celebrating after winning four trophies at the Barossa Wine Showpresentation on Thursday September 15. The star performer was the 2005 Wigan Riesling from Eden Valley, named Most OutstandingBarossa Table Wine in the Premium Classes, surpassing a strong field of Barossa Shiraz. The wine also took out trophies for Best Dry White Riesling, (one year and older) and MostOutstanding Barossa White Table Wine. The local win follows The Wigan’s success in London last week, receiving the trophy for BestAustralian Riesling over 10 in the Decanter World Wine Awards. The 2005 release of The Wigan – the current release – has now garnered six trophies at nationaland international wine shows. “Winning a trophy in front of our friends and colleagues in Barossa is just as sweet as downtownLondon,” Wigan says of the wine named in his honour. Reinforcing PLW’s mastery with Eden Valley Riesling, the 2002 Peter Lehmann Reserve Rieslingalso took home a trophy for best Museum White. “These wines are a tribute to our growers in Eden Valley. Their passion in producing fruit that isgood enough to go into wines like these – the best of what we make – is why we are here today. “The Wigan is our declaration that Eden Valley creates some of Australia’s greatest Riesling.”Wigan says PLW’s Riesling program stepped up a gear in 2001 when all wines were sealed underscrewcap. “These two wines will live happily for another 40 to 50 years.” Only 1000 dozen of The Wigan is made each year, representing the very best fruit of the vintage.It is aged for five years before release. The 2005 Peter Lehman Wines The Wigan Riesling is priced at $28, and is available at PeterLehmann Wine cellar door, and online at peterlehmannwines.com. Peter Lehmann Wines undergoes brand refresh 2011-09-16T03:38:26Z peter-lehmann-wines-undergoes-a-brand-refresh Peter Lehmann Wines has undergone an evolutionary update with new iconographyhonouring the original promise of Peter Lehmann, and a restructured family of wines. Peter Lehmann Wines’ (PLW) Global Marketing Manager, Paul Turale said the brand“refresh” is the most significant since Art Series Queens were introduced in the mid-90s. “The PLW range as it currently stands is the result of organic growth over the past 30years,” Turale says. “To present clearly our existing wines, and set the platform for newreleases, we need to strategically guide the next stage of growth and draw on ourstrengths, in particular the unique stories behind the brand. “The one common thread to all the stories is Peter Lehmann himself. It was logical tolink the new iconography back to him. This has been achieved with a depiction of hissilhouette, which will now feature on labels across the family of wines.” The range has also been revised to give each tier a distinct personality in line with thewines. From accessible to icon, the restructured brand tiers are: Art Series; Portrait;Futures; Masters and Stonewell. Three new tiers – Portrait, Futures and Masters – have been created to clarify thepositioning. Portrait represents the original PLW offer of Barossa Valley Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon and Eden Valley Riesling. Futures consists of three Shiraz-basedwines sourced from some of the best available Barossa vineyards; and Mastersshowcases the honing of the craft over the years, with aged versions of the originalvarieties – Wigan Riesling, 8 Songs Shiraz, Mentor Cabernet plus the Margaret Semillon. Different treatments of the silhouette reflect the style and spirit of the respectiveranges, from the pop-art feel of Art Series; the handcrafted nature of Portrait; the morerefined handcrafting of Futures; to the classic metallic cues of Masters and Stonewell.Chief winemaker Andrew Wigan - who has been with Peter Lehmann since the businessstarted - welcomes the brand refresh, and the clarity it gives the range. “In the glass, the wines are recognisably Peter Lehmann and all that he stands for. Nowthere can be no confusion on the shelf they are too,” Wigan said. The new packaging will be rolled out in September. The first wine to wear the new labelis the 2009 Portrait Shiraz – a wine Wigan calls “the heart of Peter Lehmann.” _____________________________________________________________ For more information: Paul Turale: 08 8565 9500 - 0488 963 399 - paul.turale@peterlehmannwines.com Released by Farm Thirteen - Fiona Sainty: 0419 489 055 - fiona@farm13.com.au Peter Lehmann became part of Barossa legend when he established a winery in 1979 to protect the livelihoodof growers facing financial ruin. In 1982, he put his name behind his promise with the launch of PeterLehmann Wines. Today, around 150 established growers supply fruit from some of the best vineyards acrossBarossa, affording PLW a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected wine producers, twice awarded theInternational Winemaker of the Year, and three times awarded Best Australian Producer at the IWSC Peter Lehmann Wines once again awarded 5 Stars in James Halliday's Wine Companion 2012 2011-08-03T00:36:54Z peter-lehmann-wines-once-again-awarded-5-stars-in-james-halliday-s-wine-companion-2012 Australia'sJames Halliday Wine Companion 2012 is now out and once again Peter Lehmann has been awarded 5-stars in the latest edition. James Halliday writes, "Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 94 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years." With 7 of our wines receiving the 5-star rating, 7 wines receiving 4.5 stars and 6 wines receiving 4 stars; we are feeling extremely proud of the quality of these wines! The PLW wines to receive a 5 star rating: - 2006Wigan Eden Valley Riesling- 2006Margaret Barossa Semillon- 2006Stonewell Shiraz- 2006Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon- 2008Mudflat Barossa Shiraz- 2006Eight Songs Shiraz- 2006Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz James Halliday has also continued with his innovation from the 2011 edition, and that is a Special Value star, for wines that have scored 87 – 97 points and are “...considered to offer value for money.” The PLW wines to receive this Special Value star rating: -2006 Wigan Riesling-2006 Margaret Semillon-2008 Mudflat Shiraz-1999 The King Vintage Port-2009 Clancy’s Semillon Sauvignon Blanc For more information please contact our National PR Manager, Malcolm Stopp (malcolm.stopp@peterlehmannwines.com). Click here for the full list of details and press release.