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The Perfect Christmas Gift.

With just over six weeks until Christmas (yes, just 6 weeks!) we're sharing the love and spreading some festive cheer. Thanks to our good friends at Yalumba we're giving away six bottles of Yalumba's 2012 'The Signature' Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, personally signed by Robert Hill-Smith. Beautifully presented in a gift box, it would make the perfect Christmas gift.

For your chance to win simply purchase a Lion Hotel Gift Voucher or order a glass (or bottle) of 'The Signature' over lunch or dinner in the Restaurant. Drop your business card in the entry box and you're in the running to win. 

A Lion Hotel Gift Voucher makes the perfect present and can be used in our award winning restaurant, bar or casual dining areas and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. All you need to do is nominate the amount you'd like to spend. Simple.

Here's a bit more about Robert Hill-Smith.


A fifth generation descendant of Samuel Smith who founded Yalumba in 1849, Robert did not need to find an industry in which to build a career. Following his forebears Samuel, Sidney and Walter “Tiger” Smith, then his father Wyndham, Robert originally joined Yalumba in 1971 working in the vintage cellar, laboratory and vineyards. In 1978 he travelled extensively through the wine regions of Europe and America doing harvest work at Ch.Rahoul [Bordeaux] & Domaine Dujac [ Burgundy] before returning in March 1979.

On his return he joined the Samuel Smith & Son sales force then worked with John Cawsey Wines and Spirits in Victoria. In 1981 he was posted to the Yalumba marketing department and assumed responsibility for exports, mapping an international strategy for the company brands. In 1983, he was appointed Marketing Manager and immediately commenced his quest to mould a new fine wine philosophy and brand strategy for the family business. 

The competition starts on Tuesday 10th November and finishes on Friday 18th December 2015.

Christmas shopping complete!