The Pioneer
Pinot Gris 2016

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.5  RS: 14g/L  
TA: 4g/L  Brix: 24.8

Produced with much love and care from the Barnsley vineyard in the Waihopai Valley. Low cropping levels produce intensely flavoured grapes that were hand-picked and pressed to old French oak barriques for a long, slow, wild fermatation.
This off-dry Pinot Gris is rich and weighty with gorgeous honeycomb and pear flavours.


Cellar up to 2023

Food Match

A prefect match with seafood, poultry and pasta. Suitable for vegans.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Release T.B.C.

Other Vintages

The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2012
The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2015
The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2010

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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