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Lawson’s Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Indulge in the ultimate Sauvignon Blanc experience with our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2023. Made with the finest grapes from the lush Marlborough region, this exquisite wine is bursting with aromas of passionfruit, ripe herbs, lime, florals, and melon. Savour the concentrated flavours, while enjoying the perfect balance of brightness and freshness. Don’t miss out on this truly exceptional wine – order your bottle of Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2023 today.


Awards: Five stars and second out of 128 wines! Great result for our delicious Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2023 in the December issue of Cuisine Magazine!


Lawson’s Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2023

This wine has amazing aromatics of passionfruit, ripe capsicum, and lovely floral notes. Packed with concentrated flavours, the palate is bright and wonderfully textured with a balance of fresh acidity and a chalky, lingering finish.

Vineyards and viticulture

2023 was a near perfect growing season for Sauvignon Blanc. Good weather at flowering ensured good, but not excessive, potential crop levels and a long, sunny growing season followed. The grapes selected for this wine came from two vineyards: 70% Awatere Valley and 30% Wairau Valley. We grow our grapes on only two or three canes (as opposed to the usual four for Marlborough), which means our crop levels are strictly managed to ensure texture, weight and flavour intensity. Sunny weather, together with these moderate yields, meant we achieved deliciously ripe and flavoursome grapes – perfect for this wine.


During harvest there was no pressure from inclement weather, so we picked each parcel as it reached optimum ripeness with maximum passionfruit characters and while the acidity was still bright and crisp. The grapes were gently pressed before being fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected cultured yeast. We also fermented 10% with wild yeast in old French barriques to give added complexity. This wine is a small blend of those that we felt stood out for aromatic intensity, flavour concentration and texture.

Food Pairing

Shellfish (especially oysters!) or any seafood that is simply prepared with just a squeeze of lemon and hint of seasoning. Also lovely with salads and vegetarian dishes, aromatic Asian style foods and light chicken dishes.
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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!