'Zsa Zsa' Zweigelt Rosť makes her debut | 1 March 2013
This is probably the first Zweigelt wine to be made in Australia! Zweigelt is a true native of Austria that was originally created in 1922 by Dr Fritz Zweigelt by crossing two other famous Austrian varieties, Blaufrankisch and St Laurent.
At Hahndorf Hill we have used this beautiful grape to make a dry, textured rosť that has been wild-fermented in old French oak barriques. Already it has developed a following and has been awarded 93 points by Mike Bennie, WBM and 91 points by Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide.
GRU 2012 wins Blue-Gold Award | 1 December 2012
The Sydney International Wine Show is unique amongst wine competitions as the winning wines are judged with food. We are extremely proud to announce that the HHW GRU Gruner Veltliner 2012 has won a Blue-Gold Medal at this prestigious wine show.
The wine has also been awarded a Silver Medal at the Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2012.
Our Austrians win international praise | 30 September 2012
We're delighted to announce that the HHW Blueblood Blaufrankisch 2010 and GRU Gruner Veltliner 2011 have both received international praise. The Blaufrankisch was awarded a Gold medal and the Gruner a Seal at the prestigious 2012 Vienna International Wine Challenge - the world's largest wine competition.
This is the second time that our Blaufrankisch has clinched Gold at the Vienna International, and it follows on the success of the 2010 vintage being ranked the top 'Alternative Red Variety' wine in Australia with 95 points in the 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.
Our newly-released 2012 GRU is also making its mark, having just received a glowing review from international wine guru, Jancis Robinson, who wrote of this wine: 'Many congratulations. Very neat, very varietal and very well balanced.'