Lawson's Dry Hills
Pinot Gris 2016

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 13.5%  pH: 3.55  RS: 6.8g/L  
TA: 5.4g/L  Brix: 22 - 22.4

The majority of the fruit for this wine is from our own Waihopai Valley vineyard. It was cropped at low levels to achieve concentrated flavours and a rich, weighty texture. 10% of the juice was fermented with wild yeast in aged French oak. Aromas include freshly sliced nashi pear, lemon curd and almond meal whilst the palate which is just off-dry, add ripe, juicy stonefruit characters.


Enjoy whilst young or cellar for two to four years.

Food Match

Vegan friendly wine - Perfect with rich cheeses, roast pork with a pear sauce, creamy pastas, poultry and seafood.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Bob Campbell MW - Four Stars / 92 points

Dry-ish Pinot Gris with reasonably concentrated pear, quince and guava flavours together with ginger and toasted nut. A smooth-textured wine with good weight and a lingering finish. Delicious now, but no rush. Drink 2017 - 2020

New World Wine Awards 2017 - Gold medal - Top 50

San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 - Silver medal

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2015
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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