Lawson's Dry Hills
Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13%  pH: 3.25  RS: 2.8g/L  
TA: 7.0g?l  Brix: 21 - 22.3

This Sauvignon Blanc embraces the wonderful growing season of the 2016 vintage. Lifted aromatics of citrus and tropical fruits with a grassy, herbaceous edge lead to flavours of passionfruit, lemon and lime. The small of old barrel (6%) and the 7% wild ferment give this wine added complexity,weight and texture.


Enjoy now or cellar for two to four years

Food Match

Vegan friendly wine - Wonderful with a Greek salad, any seafood dish, fresh green herbs, red tomato based sauces and of course, fresh Marlborough green-lipped mussels.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Sydney International Wine Competition 2018 - Blue Gold

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017 - Silver medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 - Silver medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2016 - Silver medal

The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016 - Silver Medal

Wine Orbit - Sam Kim - 93/100

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauignon Blanc 2016. It is fabulously aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, nectarine, feijoa and lemongrass characters. The palate is concentrated and flavoursome, and offers excellent fruit purity and vibrancy, brilliantly structured by juicy acidity. The wine is up front and delectable. At its best: now to 2019. $20.00. April 2017.

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - Five Stars

Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Bright pale straw colour, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very rich in fruit with firmly concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit along with savoury herbs, notes of cut grass, green stonefruits and subtle hints of smoke. The aromatics are densely pack and interwoven, opening in volume with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has rich, luscious and lively mouthfilling flavours of passionfruit, gooseberries, green stonefruits, and slightly savoury, smoky herb nuances. This has weight and presence, and the dense core flows smoothly along a soft-textured line with balanced acidity and energy. The wine carries to a long finish of passionfruit and green stonefruits. This is a rich and well-concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with layers of passionfruit, green stonefruits and savoury herb elements. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. 100% Marlborough fruit, two-thirds from the company’s Waihopai Valley and Chaytors Road vineyards, and the balance from the southern side of the Wairau Valley, 7% indigenous yeast fermented, and 6% in seasoned French oak barriques, the remainder conventionally in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 2.8 g/L RS. 18.5+/20 Apr 2017 RRP $20.00

International Wine Challenge 2017 (Tranche 1) - Silver medal

Bob Campbell MW - Four Stars - 92 points

Bright, fresh, tangy Sauvignon Blanc with snow pea, juicy green capsicum, gooseberry and bright passionfruit flavours. The wine has an ethereal texture and mouth-watering finish.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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 

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