Lawson's Dry Hills
Gewürztraminer 2015

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/ Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.0%  pH: 3.6  RS: 8.3g/L  
TA: 4g/L  Brix: 22.7 - 24.8

The winery and the Woodward vineyards provides us with wonderfully expressive Gewürztraminer, that has lifted lychee and rose petal aromas, complemented by subtle spicy notes. The palate is rich with great intensity, is well balanced and has a dry finish.


Eight years

Food Match

Vegan friendly - Especially good with mild fish curries, smoked duck, chicken tagines and dishes flavoured with ginger.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide - Five stars

Cuisine March 2017 - issue 181 - FOUR AND A HALF STARS

Four and a half stars - Fruit from some of the oldest Gewürztraminer vines in the country contributes to this perennially fine version. Joyously floral and fragrant, it has attractive purity and zesty lift in the mouth. "A balanced wine oozing personality and charm" noted Cameron Douglas.

International Winme Challenge 2017 Tranche 1) - Silver medal

Bob Campbell MW - Four and half stars

Lawson's Dry Hills have produced one of Marlborough's top examples of Gewürztraminer for many years. It's an off-dry style, with masses of Turkish Delight, rose petal, lychee, pot-pourri varietal flavours and a suggestion of clove spice on the finish. Slightly prominent alcohol (3/11/2016)

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016 - Trophy Champion Gewürztraminer - Plumm Glassware Trophy - Gold medal.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2011
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2016
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 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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