The Pioneer
Pinot Noir 2013

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.65  RS: 1.5g/L  
TA: 6.2g/L  Brix: 25.0

This wine is a barrel selection from an exceptional vintage that shows deep colour, beautiful floral aromas and masses of red berry fruit flavours, supported by lovely French oak. The palate is concentrated with subtle power, silky tannins and great length.


Eight to ten years

Food Match

Roast lamb, duck or game.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $38.00Buy Now
Case Price (6 bottles): $228.00Buy Now
New Release - available at the Cellar Door.

Awards & Reviews

Bob Campbell MW - Four stars - 90 points

Quite a dense, flavoursome Pinot Noir with plum, dark cherry and berry flavours plus a strong influence of toasty French oak. A tad closed right now but should become more accessible with bottle age. (26/7/2016)

Other Vintages

The Pioneer Pinot Noir 2010
The Pioneer Pinot Noir 2012
The Pioneer Pinot Noir 2015
The Pioneer Pinot Noir 2014

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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