Mount Vernon
Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright and Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 12.5%  pH: 3.25  RS: 4 g/L  
TA: 7.4  

Tasting Notes

Lifted, ripe, juicy passion-fruit and freshly cut grass leap out of the glass while the palate has intense lemon and lime, green capsicum and tropical fruit notes. This crisp, refreshing wine is classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with the addition of a dash of Semillon to provide a weightier texture and mouth-feel.

Winemaker's Notes

Each of the vineyard components were vinified separately with the free-run juice fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. Carefully selected yeast strains were chosen for their ability to enhance the aromatic profile of Sauvignon Blanc. Finally we blended the best wines together to produce this wine.

Viticulture Notes

The 2016 vintage produced good levels of perfectly ripe, top quality grapes - the ripening season was ideal for the flavour development of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is produced from a number of vineyards that represent the best of the sub-regions within Marlborough, including the Southern Valleys, Rapaura, Brancott and Awatere Valleys. Each area provides different characters and textures that once blended, come together to add depth and complexity to this wine.


Best enjoyed whilst young and fresh.

Food Match

Delicious as a refreshing glass on its own or with fresh seafood, tomato-based dishes, Greek-style salads, any dish with fresh herbs and other lightly flavoured foods.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Awards & Reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Silver medal

International Wine Challenge 2017 (Tranche 1) - Silver medal

Cuisine Magazine issue 180 - Four Stars

Michael Cooper

Winestate magazine - Gold medal -five stars - outstanding - Top in category

GOLD MEDAL - 5 STARS - OUTSTANDING - TOP IN CATEGORY Winestate magazine Special Edition 2016 (Wine of the Year)

New World Wine Awards - Gold medal - Trophy

Other Vintages

Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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. Call us on +64 3 578 7674 or email

Licence # 052/OFF/023/2016
exp. 03/07/2019 

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