Welcome

You’ll always receive a warm welcome at our home on Alabama Road. Our Reserve wines are open for you to taste and often something special such as one of our limited Pioneer wines, or a wine from Blind River.

We also offer local cheeses, cured meats, paté and salmon so you can ‘pick your own platter’ or bring your own picnic and enjoy with a glass of our wine. The picturesque courtyard affords views of our famous hills – the ones that are on our label – and you can see the original illustration hanging on the cellar door wall.

Nigel, Carol, Julia, Nevena

Cellar door team (left to right): Nigel, Carol, Julia, Nevena

 

 

 

Our Cellar Door Host is Nigel, but you may also meet Nevena, Julia or Carol, all of whom look forward to showing you our home and our wines.

Explore our region – download Marlborough wine trail map. And don’t forget to jump on Google, Trip Advisor or Facebook to share your experience! 

All our wines and business processes are certified 100% sustainable by internationally recognised programmes Sustainable Winegrowing NZ and ISO14001. We are now moving to ISO14064 to become carbon neutral by March 2021. Our processes are independently audited so you can buy our wines safe in the knowledge that we are doing everything we can to reduce our environmental footprint, and in some cases, even enhance it.

To commemorate our sustainable status – we’d like to give you a packet of wildflower seeds when you visit us!

Vinyl in the Vines Vol.1

Vinyl in the Vines Vol.1, Event by Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines and Jim Tannock

Ross B
Ross B
September 3, 2020.
Great wine tasting experience We visited Lawson's for wine tasting, we were made very welcome and sampled 6 different generous portions of wine. Very informative, an enjoyable experience.
themusketts
themusketts
June 2, 2020.
Professional and friendly Had a lovely wine tasting today, very informative and the wines were delicious, must impressed thank you
Jörg Fischer
Jörg Fischer
March 17, 2020.
Wir fuhren hin weil das Weingut eine Vielfalt von Weinen hat Wir fuhren hin weil das Weingut eine Vielfalt von Weinen hat. Wir erhielten eine perfekte Weinprobe. Vor allem der Tramiener ist sehr gut. Aber auch die anderen Weine sind ausgezeichnet. Wir erhielten neben der Probe eine Vielzahl an Informationen. Der Weinhändler freute sich sehr, als wir dann auch zwei Flaschen kauften.
roblizBrisbane
roblizBrisbane
March 10, 2020.
Excellent winery experience. Lawson’s Dry Hills was the first winery we visited on our self guided tour today. Nevena was welcoming,friendly and very knowledgeable and the wines she offered were all delectable. It was a great start to our day as she gave us lots of tips for the Marlborough area and other places to visit too. We would highly recommend anyone visit here and we are sure you will enjoy your visit as much as we did. Thank you again Nevena.
Helenjen
Helenjen
March 7, 2020.
One of the best wineries in New Zealand! This is a must do cellar door visit when in Marlborough as we think it is one of the best wineries in New Zealand. Our cellar door experience with Nevena was delightful.....she was welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. Disappointed that their Gewurztraminer wasn't on tasting....but then most people probably already know how sensational it is already 🙂 All the wines we tried were delicious, well made and value for money but the stand out for us was the reserve chardonnay that we will patiently (or maybe not) wait for it to improve over the next few years!
homeagain255103
homeagain255103
January 22, 2020.
A fantastic cellar door experience Enjoyed the wine tasting experience greatly. Attendant was most friendly, knew their product and local knowledge extremely well! Able to combine awesome wines with some other local produce onsite to prepare our picnic in the valley. Best cheers to the Marlborough wine growers and their teams. A quality product that was worth the long journey to NZ. Highly recommend this cellar door! We eagerly the next gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris releases.
Maree S
Maree S
November 17, 2019.
Lunch in the vineyard (BYO) Whilst researching which vine yards to visit while visiting the Marlborough area I was delighted to see a bring you own lunch option. Amazing wines on offer and wonderful helpful staff. You are invited to bring your own lunch or buy from them. They have a lovely range of wines to taste, a picturesque setting, welcoming staff ,my type of place. A great place for tasting the delights of the region and also appreciating the landscape.
maccha_sg
maccha_sg
May 12, 2019.
Must visit cellar door in Marlborough They have a tiny and cozy setting cellar door. Visitors may be welcomed by Nigel, the Cellar Door manager who is always keen to share his knowledge and experience about Marlborough wines.
BusinessTraveler0969
BusinessTraveler0969
April 2, 2019.
One of the best wineries in the Marlborough Region, New Zealand We visited several wineries around Blenheim and this was our favorite -- informative and gracious "host," no charges, no pressure to buy, and, most important, excellent wine. The tasting center is small, but attractive with a nice cold cabinet of cheeses to purchase to take home and which complement the wines. Highly recommended!
venividivice
venividivice
March 25, 2019.
An instructive tasting of some of Marlborough's great wines Lawson’s Dry Hills was our first stop at a Marlborough tasting room and we were well taken care of by Nigel, who professionally coached us through a good selection of the vineyard's wines including their delightful aromatics, their engaging Sauvignon Blancs, and their remarkably full-bodied Pinot Noirs. The wines are terrific, and competitively priced, and the cellar door itself is a very attractive room. We -- of course -- ended up buying a couple of bottles to drink over the next few days. Highly recommended!

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