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Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2023

Looking for a wine that’s both classic and modern? Look no further than Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewürztraminer. With its delightful blend of lychee and rose petal, stone fruit, and fresh lemon aromas, this wine is a true masterpiece. The off-dry taste delivers a rich, rounded, and generous palate, with a lovely concentration that leaves you wanting more. You’ll experience floral, citrus, and juicy tropical fruit flavours, all perfectly combined to produce a full-flavored wine that’s gentle on the acidity and has a weighty mouthfeel. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe it! Try Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewürztraminer today, and experience the perfect blend of classic and modern flavours.


Another solid review for our Gewurz – thanks, Cameron!

Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2023, Marlborough.  92 points

Fragrant, floral, fruity and classic bouquet with layers of spice and myriad white fleshed fruit scents. A silky texture touches the palate first then acidity layers in offering contrast and highlighting the spice qualities of the variety. Fruit flavours and a touch of white pepper reflect the bouquet, medium+-ish acid line, balanced, well-made, and ready to drink. Best from 2024 through 2028.

MS Cameron Douglas


Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2023

The classic varietal notes of lychee and rose petal are matched with stonefruit and fresh lemon aromas. This wine is off dry with a rich, rounded, generous palate and lovely concentration. Floral, citrus and juicy tropical fruit flavours combine to produce a full-flavoured wine with a gentle balance of acidity and a weighty mouthfeel. Delicious!

Vineyards and viticulture

Our 2023 Gewürztraminer was 65% from our home block and 35% from the Woodward vineyard practically next door. The vines are aged between 18 and 40 years old, growing on quite heavy, clay-based soils. These two elements combine to produce wines with a plush, succulent and rounded palate.


The earlier harvested grapes provided the backbone of the wine with slightly higher acidity, while those picked a little later, added richness and weight. The grapes were pressed very gently to avoid the harsh phenolics that can come from the skins. The free-run juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures with selected, cultured yeast while the rest was fermented with wild yeast in old, French oak barrels. This is not for oak influence to come through in the wine, but for added complexity overall. After several months resting on the yeast lees post ferment, we blended a little of the pressings into the free run juice to provide some extra palate volume and complexity.

Food Pairing

Try with flavours like: fresh ginger, clove, cinnamon, allspice, turmeric, madras curry, Sichuan pepper, sesame, almond, rose water, coriander, cumin, citrus, kaffir lime, lemongrass.

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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!