Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2010

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 10%  pH: 3.15  RS: 135g/L  
TA: 8.4g/L  Brix: 31.7

This wine is made from Riesling grapes grown in the Waihopai Valley, that slowly developed botrytis during April and early May 2010. The result was a small, but intensely flavoured crop that was harvested at high sugar levels. The nose possesses apricot and stone fruit aromas, whilst the the palate is a luscious mix of dried apricot, fig, candied orange and honey flavours. the residual sugar of 135g/L is balanced by a crisp acidity and concentrated flavours giving the wine a long clean finish.


This wine will increase in complexity for the next five years and probably longer.

Food Match

Strong rich cheese or something sweet.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Awards & Reviews

Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2012 - TROPHY - Best Riesling from New Zealand

New Zealand High Commission Perpetual Trophy - Class 6, Sweet wine.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Late Harvest Riesling 2005

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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