Lawson's Dry Hills
Chardonnay 2016

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13.5%  pH: 3.44  RS: 1.3g/L  
TA: 5.5g/L  Brix: 22.6

This creamy Chardonnay offers ripe, juicy citrus and peach fruits wrapped in a silky, smooth texture. Fermented using wild yeasts, lees-stirred on a weekly basis and influenced by malolactic fermentation, this wine is rich yet fresh and well balanced.


Two to four years

Food Match

Although delicious as a glass enjoyed on its own, this wine is great with creamy sauces, simple roast chicken or pork dishes, fresh seafood, soft rich cheeses or a creamy risotto.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Michael Cooper - Four stars

The 2016 vintage is an excellent example of the almost unoaked Chardonnay style. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and lees-stirred in tank, with some malolactic fermentation. It is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity with good weight, strong, ripe citrusy peach flavours and a fully dry, slightly creamy finish.

New International Wine Show 2017 - Silver medal

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Chardonnay 2015
Lawson's Dry Hills Chardonnay 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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