The Pioneer
Gewürztraminer 2014

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.6  RS: 26g/L  
TA: 4.5g/L  Brix: 25.4

Gewürztraminer is said to have originated from around the town of Tramin in the foothills of the Dolomite mountains in Italy. More recently the Alsace region of eastern France has flown the flag for this beautiful variety. A mix of good fortune and astuteness led Ross and Barbara Lawson, to plant this variety in the early eighties on the sheep paddock that would become our Home block vineyard, where as this wine shows, the variety has thrived.


Up to eight years.

Food Match

Soft cow's milk cheese and pear, mild curries, shrimp and crab dishes.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Already sold out at the Cellar Door.

Awards & Reviews

Michael Cooper - Wine of the week NZ Listener December 17th-23rd 2016

FIVE STARS - This weighty(14.5% alc/vol) fleshy wine is creamy-textured, with soft, peachy, spicy flavours, showing  lovely ripeness, depth, complexity and harmony.

Other Vintages

The Pioneer Gewürztraminer 2012
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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