Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2006

Winemaker: Marcus Wright / Dean Boyce.
Alcohol: 12.5%  pH: 3.02  RS: 6.5 g/L  
TA: 8.2 g/L  Brix: 20.9 - 21.5

Dry in style our Riesling 2006 is sourced from Marlborough's Wairau and Waihopai valleys and displays excellent balance and concentration.Delicate lemon,lime and floral characters are matched with mineral notes,great lengh and vibrant acidity.Beautifully crisp and fresh whilst young this wine will benefit from further cellaring.


Fresh and vibrant whilst young,during the aging process stone fruit characters will become more evid

Food Match

Panfried scallops with chopped ginger and garlic

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews Tasting

Best Buy - Excellent value and under $20.00.

The Independent Wine Monthly (N.Z.)

The 2006 Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling is a particularly minerally wine, already developing notes of kerosene on the nose, along with some green apple and citrus. The palate is tight with an intense citrus fruit and mineral/chalky character. Very dry, good length.

Capital Times

Absolutely hitting the spot is Lawson's Dry hills Riesling 2006. Set me on fire - kerosene, grapefruit and some steely complexity on the nose, Mmmm. Its a dry Riesling that is elegant and goes beautifully with food. Plenty of citrus lemon and a touch of apple, honey and even ginger on the finish. Adding to the pleasure is that it has one of the most honest descriptions I've read on a wine label. Perhaps if you have a good product, you don't have to lie about it.


A lovely balance of lightly honeyed fruit with a gentle sweetness and the citrus/floral flavours of a good Riesling; a wine with balance and harmony, drinking superbly after two years.

Jane Skilton MW

There's somthing bracing about good dry Riesling. So we were pleased to come across the 2006 Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling as it made a nice change from all the sweeter numbers that cross our paths. The nose is packed with lime marmalade and orange zest, beeswax and, at two years old, is starting to show a little touch of toasty, kerosine bottle development. The palate is elegant and taut, with good intensity and plenty of length. A lovely crisp citrussy finish with some very nice secondary characters developing and added complexity. Attractive drinking now though it looks to have a few more years up its sleeve.

Otago Daily Times

Exudes lovely bright juicy fruit - orange, lemon, grapefruit and stone fruit, with a rich suggestion of buttered toast and lime marmalade. At two years old this is a stylish wine, drinking deliciously with a long, crisp, but well-balanced aftertaste.

The Press (Christchurch)

As the hot summer sun dries out the Marlborough landscape, grapes of all types seem to take on a rich intensity. This Riesling doesn't put a foot wrong with limes and lemons and a crispy, acidic flavour that is also smooth and honey-like. Fine with fish or nibbles or by itself on a sunny winter's afternoon. It could possibly do with more ageing to give it special character.

Northern Advocate

This Riesling is virtually dry with well balanced fresh acidity and with a tasty cocktail of lemon, nectarine and honeysuckle aromas and flavours.

The Marlborough Express

This Riesling doesn't put a foot wrong with limes, lemons and crisp acidity, it is also smooth and honey-like. Fine with fish or nibbles or by itself on a sunny winter's afternoon.

Winestate Magazine

FOUR AND A HALF STARS. Racy, youthful and fresh with punchy citrusy, limey flavours. Minerally notes adding complexity and a dryish, tight finish. Excellent delicacy, structure and potential.

NZ Listener

Wine of the week - Four and a half stars - Punchy,pure and racy,in a dryish style with classic lemon/lime flavours,showing the benefits of bottle age.

Vinote Wine Cellar Notes

Delicate,floral aroma with lemon and lime juice flavours,bright fresh and deliciouly crisp on the palate. A beautifully almost dry style that promises to develop further complexity and depth over the next four to five years.

Bob Campbell MW

Classic med/dry Marlborough Riesling that's now showing the benefit of a couple of years in bottle. It has strong lime/citrus and orange zest flavours with a suggestion of mellow,toasty bottle complexity. Still fresh with plenty of potential for greater bottle age.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2010
Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2009
Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2008
Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2007
Lawson's Dry Hills 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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