The Pioneer
Pinot Gris 2015

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.76  RS: 14g/L  
TA: 4.0g/L  Brix: 24.4

Produced only in the very best years and in tiny quantities, Our Pioneer Pinot Gris is deliberately made in a rich round off-dry style.
The grapes were harvested late, whole bunch pressed and fermented in older French oak barriques to produce a wine with great complexity and with a wonderful texture.


Two to four years

Food Match

A perfect match with creamy pasta dishes, poultry and seafood. Try roast pork with a stewed pear sauce.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $30.00Buy Now
Case Price (6 bottles): $180.00Buy Now
New Release

Awards & Reviews

Michael Cooper - Four and a half stars

Late-picked, the 2015 vintage was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak casks. Light lemon/green, it is scented and slightly honeyed with a mouthfilling body and an array of peach, pear, spice, lychee and honey flavours. An off-dry style (14 grams/litre of residual sugar) with good complexity. it should be at its best mid 2018+

Decanter World Wine Awards - Silver medal

Other Vintages

The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2012
The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2010
The Pioneer Pinot Gris 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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