The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 2010

Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.08  RS: 26.5g/L  
TA: 3.3g/L  Brix: 26.5

This wine shows wonderful floral notes, with distinct lychee characters and an underlaying spiciness of ground ginger, cardamon and mixed spice. The palate is amazingly rich and round with impressive concentration; the residual sugar is nicely balanced by the alcohol and acidity.


We expect this wine to age in a very graceful way over the next five to six years.

Food Match

Rich foods - Game terrine, strong cheeses and pâté.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011 - TROPHY / PURE GOLD

Other Vintages

The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 2009

Sustainable Winegrowing International Wine Competition Trophy Decanter International Trophy

Awarded the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc producer in 2013

Lawson’s Dry Hills is on Alabama Road, Blenheim, Marlborough.

Our cellar door is open daily from 10am until 5pm, seven days a week during the summer, we are closed on all Public Holidays and winter weekends during June/July/August/September. Call us on +64 3 578 7674 or email

Licence # 052/OFF/023/2016
exp. 03/07/2019 

Join our mailing list and get our quarterly newsletter when you fill in your details and we’ll send it to you.