Lawson's Dry Hills
Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.32  RS: 1.5g/L  
TA: 7.8g/L  Brix: 23.6 - 24.4

We are lucky enough to have a great site for growing Chardonnay on our Chaytors Road vineyard. Not a big block, but perfectly formed with stoney silt soils, planted with the Mendoza clone. These grapes are always small, high in acid and intensely flavoured. In the winery we barrel ferment the juice in new (25%) and older French oak barriques , before allowing the wine to go through malolactic fermentation. The resulting wine has a beautiful mixture of citrus, stonefruit and mealy characters with wonderful focus provided by the bright natural acidity.


Up to ten years

Food Match

Robust savoury dishes with cream and garlic to suit this outstanding wine.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Sold out at Cellar Door, Oct 2015.

Awards & Reviews

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 - GOLD MEDAL

Air New Zealand - International Business Class 2015.

Selected by Air New Zealand for the 2015 inflight international business class pouring program.

Wine NZ Magazine - Autumn 2015 - Four Stars

Ripe peach fruit is laced with plenty of toasty oak in Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay, which finishes on a bright citrus note.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2015
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 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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