LAWSON'S DRY HILLS
Ross and Barbara Lawson founded Lawson's Dry Hills in 1992, they had been growing Gewürztraminer grapes for other wine companies on their Alabama road vineyard since 1980. Their first vintage, which included the Gewürztraminer grown on the Alabama road vineyard, was just fifteen tonnes and was managed by Ross from the old tin shed on the property, which is still standing and forms part of the winery cellar door. Their Gewürztraminer has gone on to be recognised as one of the country's finest and has firmly established Lawson's Dry Hills on the national and international wine stage.
Other plantings soon followed and the company now produce a benchmark range of Marlborough wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, as well as outstanding Gewürztraminer. All the grapes for Lawson's Dry Hills are sourced from Marlborough's Wairau, Waihopai, Omaka and Brancott valleys.
Lawsons Dry Hills have very simple company philosophy - "To produce Marlborough wines of great character at a fair price"