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Lawson’s Dry Hills Ranu 2023

As you might expect from this special co-ferment of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, this wine has a beautiful floral nose and array of fruit characters including red apple, lime and white peach. The palate is dry with intense flavours and a lovely mineral character, particularly from the Riesling component. All three varieties make their presence felt with the Riesling providing an acid focus, the Pinot Gris giving a lushness to the mid-palate and the Gewurztraminer bringing weight and a little phenolic structure.

This fragrant wine is perfect for those seeking a fleshy, succulent mid-palate that finishes with dry crisp acidity, leaving your taste buds craving more. Whether you’re enjoying it on your own or sharing it with friends, Lawson’s Dry Hills Ranu is the perfect choice for any occasion.


We’re glad to see Cameron liking the Ranu as much as we do!

Lawson’s Dry Hills Ranu 2023, Marlborough –   93 points – Cameron Douglas

‘Ranu’ is a co-fermentation of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer delivering a bouquet of complexity and freshness. Each variety gives an equal power and intensity of flavours on the palate from the ripe baked pear of Gris, lemon and apple of Riesling and floral spicy top notes of Gewürz’. A silky texture touches the palate then the spice and acid line from each variety layers in a salivating mouthfeel. Drinking perfectly now and through 2029.


Lawson’s Dry Hills Ranu 2023

This is an intriguing wine that is rather chameleon-like revealing different aspects each time it is enjoyed. Riesling definitely makes its presence felt with firm lemon and lime flavours while the Pinot Gris adds red apple and stonefruit along with a rounded textural element. The Gewurztraminer provides florals and spice. Overall this is a delightfully fragrant wine with a fleshy, succulent mid-palate that finishes with dry crisp acidity.

Vineyards and viticulture

For this wine, we picked one small bin of each grape variety, from our best vineyard blocks. Prior to picking the grapes, the vines underwent careful canopy management including shoot-thinning and leaf-plucking which, along with the great weather, meant we picked these grapes in perfect condition and full of intense, varietal flavours.


The handpicked grapes were pressed together and the juice transferred into one old French puncheon and one old French barrique for wild fermentation. The wine remained on lees in barrel until bottling in late December.

Food Pairing

A wonderful pairing for subtle dishes such as simply cooked seafood.

Older Vintage Tasting Notes:

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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!