100% certified sustainable wines produced at our Toitū certified net carbonzero winery

Cellar Door

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. Tastings are $10 per person, but this is waived if you make a bottle purchase.

You can also pick your own platter with a range of local cheeses, cured meats, paté and salmon. 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.

Opening hours

Although not essential, over our busy summer months (October – March) we recommend booking a tasting time with us to avoid any clashes when you turn up! We welcome you seven days a week from 10am – 4.30pm. We are closed on public holidays. Just give us a call on 03 578 7674 to book.

Lawsons Dry Hills Cellar Door Team in Marlborough, NZ. Nigel, Carol and Delphine
Cellar door team (left to right): Carol, Nigel, and Delphine

Our Cellar Door Host is Nigel, but you may also meet Carol or Delphine, 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 GoogleTrip Advisor or Facebook to share your experience! 

If you’d like to make a difference when it comes to environmental sustainability, you can proudly select our wines knowing they are certified 100% sustainable and our winery is certified carbon-zero. We are doing everything we can to reduce our environmental footprint, and even enhance it, with native plantings at our vineyards to encourage biodiversity.

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

Thanks to our great partnership with Yachting New Zealand we also have some great Zhik sailing shirts and caps for purchase.

And you can charge your EV as we have a charging station especially for our cellar door visitors.

Luvinspoonful
Luvinspoonful
2023-02-02
Verified
Our favourite winery Our favorite vineyard on tour in the Marlborough district. Nigel managed both our group and another smoothly. There is some lovely seating outside which would be perfect for enjoying one of their superior wines and a platter (I don’t know if they do platters - but they should). We purchased a mixed box of wines (only 6 bottles) and got them shipped home to the upper North Island for free.
Ross B
Ross B
2020-09-03
Verified
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
2020-06-02
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Professional and friendly Had a lovely wine tasting today, very informative and the wines were delicious, must impressed thank you
Jörg Fischer
Jörg Fischer
2020-03-17
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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
2020-03-10
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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
2020-03-07
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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
2020-01-22
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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
2019-11-17
Verified
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.
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Gold Medal & Trophy Winner

We’re delighted that our Reserve Chardonnay was awarded a Gold medal and the Marlborough Chardonnay Trophy at the recent 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Now in its 39th year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.

Well done team!