The Pioneer
Gewürztraminer 2012

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.50%  pH: 3.70  RS: 22.9g/L  
TA: 6.0g/L  

Our 2012 Pioneer Gewürztraminer is a hedonist's dream. Rich, round, layered, concentrated. Scented with exotic spice and medium in style.


We expect this wine to develop well in the bottle and age in a very graceful manner over the next fi

Food Match

Rich cheeses, paté, any style of asian food

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)


Awards & Reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Silver medal

Sydney International Wine Competition 2014 - BLUE - GOLD AWARD

Judge's comments.....Pale in colour. Honey and spice on the nose. Great, rich and long, spicy fruit. The fish sauce and scallop wontons matched superbly.

International Wine Challenge (tranche 2) 2014 - BRONZE MEDAL

Pea shoot, rose petal. Sweetly floral but it finishes light, dry and clean.

Other Vintages

The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 2014
The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 2013
The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 2015
The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 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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