Lawson's Dry Hills
Pinot Gris 2013

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13.50%  pH: 3.55  RS: 8.0g/L  
TA: 5.7g/L  Brix: 23.2 - 24.6

Pear, stonefruit and citrus characters feature strongly and the combination of low yields, partial barrel fermentation and lees stirring has produced a wine with weight, complexity and length.


Ideal wine to drink whilst young, however it will become more complex and interesting with time

Food Match

Enjoy in moderation with white fish, shell fish or crab meat, Cheeses or salami.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

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Awards & Reviews

The New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 - GOLD MEDAL

Avenues International Aromatics Wine Competition - N.Z. 2013 - GOLD MEDAL

Wine Orbit - FIVE STARS - 93 points

This is silky smooth and full of delicious flavours. The elegantly perfumed bouquet shows stone fruit, floral notes and pear, with a hint of spice. It's concentrated and succulent on the palate with excellent mid palate weight and fruit intensity, leading to a lingering refreshing finish. The wine is immediately appealing, yet this should develop further to show greater complexity and richness.

Marlborough Wine Show - SILVER MEDAL

Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014 - Silver Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2014 - Gold Medal

International Wine Challenge (U.K.) 2014 - COMMENDED

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2015
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2016
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 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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