Lawson's Dry Hills
Gewürztraminer 2016

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.65  RS: 7.5g/L  
TA: 4g/L  Brix: 23.2 - 24.9

This 2016 vintage displays the wonderful varietal characters of rose petals, lychee with delightful spice notes together with an off dry palate. As always our hallmark is depth of flavour, balance and great concentration.
This Gewürztraminer will reward cellaring.


This wine will reward cellaring up to four years

Food Match

Vegan friendly wine - A great match with Asian flavours, try lobster with ginger or Thai red duck.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $25.00Buy Now
Case Price (12 bottles): $300.00Buy Now

Awards & Reviews

Bob Campbell - Five Stars - 95 points

Michael Cooper - Five stars

One of the country's most impressive Gewürztraminers. Grown on the Home block and near Woodward vineyards. Mostly fermented in stainless steel tanks; a key part of the blend (about 15%) is given 'the full treatment', with a high-solids, indigenous yeast ferment in seasoned French oak barriques, malolactic fermentation and lee-stirring. The 2016 vintage is benchmark stuff, bright, light lemon/green. It is weighty and well rounded, with generous, youthful peach, pear, lychee, spice flavours and a rich, slightly sweet (7.5grams/litre of residual sugar) very harmonious finish. It's already delicious.

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017 - Trophy - Riedel New Zealand Champion Gewürztraminer

Marlborough Wine Show 2017 - TROPHY - Wine Brokers New Zealand trophy for Champion Gewürztraminer.

Marlborough Wine Show 2017 - Gold Medal

New World Wine Awards 2017 - Silver medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 - Gold medal

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2015
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2011
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2014
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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