Pairing our wines with food

Whilst there are said to be rules for pairing food and wine, all that really matters is if you like it. However, if you’re not sure where to start – here are a few suggestions that work well. Estate Sauvignon Blanc Goats’ Cheese, herb, feta and light, fresh cheeses. Vietnamese, Thai green curries, tomato-based dishes,…

Why We Love Wine

We do. Love wine, I mean. And this is why. We can use a really nice glass to drink it from. Doesn’t have to be expensive – just nice. Preferably quite thin, with or without a stem, tapered toward the top and no chunky rim. And large (only fill to 1/3). We can enjoy it…

Sustainability and sensibility – going the extra nine yards

ISO14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT No agriculturally-sourced product whispers its reliance on the soil and environment quite like wine. When the land talks, wine changes it voice. Wine owes its soul to the ‘terroir’ and Marlborough-based winery Lawson’s Dry Hills believes you have to repay the favour and respect the environment in return. When a decision was…

The fine art of vegan-friendly wines

It’s May – typically one of the busiest months for a winemaker in Marlborough, yet Marcus Wright, Chief Winemaker at Lawson’s Dry Hills, still finds time to reply to his U.K. distributor’s email about the new fining technique he’s been exploring with his wines. Such attention to detail is symptomatic of the measures taken by…

The earth moves for Lawson’s Dry Hills

When the earthquake struck Kaikoura in November 2017, its effects were more far reaching than many first realised. A number of Marlborough wineries felt the impact as some lost power, others suffered damage to their tanks and as a result ended up losing a quantity of wine. So on the surface, the damage seemed relatively…

Wedding Testimonial

“We recently celebrated our wedding day in Blenheim, Marlborough in January 2017.  Our ceremony and reception were held at our family home.  As many of our guests were travelling from out of town and overseas, it was important for us to share with them a selection of our favourite local Marlborough wines.  These were also chosen to complement our gourmet locally produced menu. Lawson’s Dry Hills were extremely helpful…