Lawson's Dry Hills
Riesling 2012

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 12.00%  pH: 2.89  RS: 6.6g/L  
TA: 9.6g/L  Brix: 20.4

This wine was produced from grapes grown on our WaihopaiValley vineyard. The free draining soils and a unique microclimate have produced is elegant Riesling with wonderful floral aromatics, with lemon, lime and rich stone fruit flavours. A lovely texture, minerality and crisp acidity make for a harmonious palate.


Five to ten years

Food Match

White fish, shell fish or a light lunch.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Sols Out

Awards & Reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards - BRONZE MEDAL


Pale in colour. A restrained floral nose with some lemony notes, along with hints of jasmine. The palate is finely structured, tight and linear with very pure lime juice flavours  and a pleasing firm mouthfeel. Not all that complex(2012), but does show nice concentration on the palate with balanced acidity and good length.

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

Internaional Wine Challenge (U.K.) 2014 - BRONZE MEDAL

Lanolin, lime zest and grapefruit notes. Balanced fruit.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2011
Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2015
Lawson's Dry Hills Riesling 2016

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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