The Pioneer
Pinot Gris 2010

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.55  RS: 16g/L  
TA: 5.25g/L  Brix: 25.4

Pinot Gris has a great affinity for the Waihopai Valley and under Biddy Barnsley's careful eye the grapes from her vineyard are a winemakers dream. This is a richly textured wine with big round mouthfeel and distinct varietal characters, made in a medium style this wine was partially barrel fermented and regularly lees stirred.


six to ten years

Food Match

Thai spiced crab cakes

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

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Other Vintages

The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2012
The Pioneer Pinot Gris 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/September. Call us on +64 3 578 7674 or email

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

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