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Lawson’s Dry Hills

238 Alabama Road, Blenheim 7242, New Zealand
+64 3-578 7674
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Visited here on the Bubbly Grape wine tour and tasted about 6 wines. Nigel answered all of our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eilís K
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Great Cellar Door Experience

Had a great tasting at Lawson's this week. We went early and were the only people there which was... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Cmack1234
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Fredericton, Canada
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We look forward to welcoming you to our cellar door and sunny courtyard. You are welcome to bring a picnic or you can ‘Pick Your Own Platter’ from our tempting range of local cheeses, meats and salmon while you enjoy a taste or glass of our award-winning wines. Lawson's Dry Hills is famous for white wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer, as well as our Pinot Noir and delicious Pinot Rose. We are closed weekends from June to the end of September
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238 Alabama Road, Blenheim 7242, New Zealand
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+64 3-578 7674
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here on the Bubbly Grape wine tour and tasted about 6 wines. Nigel answered all of our questions and was extremely knowledgeable about wine. The wine was delicious and it was one of our favourite stops on the tour!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Had a great tasting at Lawson's this week. We went early and were the only people there which was nice. Friendly, knowledgeable staff person ( Needa ? from Bulgaria) who shared helpful information about each of the 5 wines we tasted. Nice outdoor area for...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This place had been strongly recommended to us by a friend of us so we expected it to be great... unfortunately we only had poor wines,we did not even have the chance to taste any pioneer or blind river, also the persons next to us...More

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Belinda J, Manager at Lawson’s Dry Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello, Greenkaya Thank you for your review and I am sorry that I am acknowledging it so late. I am also sorry that you didn't enjoy our wines. As regards The Pioneer and Blind River, these are not usually offered in the Cellar Door as...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Amanda was an amazingly polite, knowledgable and approachable cellar door manager / member of staff. She made us feel right at home as soon as we walked in. Even though a cruise ship was in for the day in Picton, we came at the perfect...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the winery with a friend to taste some wines and maybe to bay a bottle but the staff wasn’t that nice, maybe because we wasn’t dressed that good(the couple next to us had much more attention) The wine was fine but we didn’t...More

Thank Daniel T
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Belinda J, Manager at Lawson’s Dry Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Daniel, I apologise for not responding to you sooner. I am sorry you did not feel welcomed by our staff. We pride ourselves on giving a great experience, which includes a warm welcome and the opportunity to taste and purchase our wines. I hope...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as part of a wine tour and throughly enjoyed the wine tasting and information provided by the host. The Sauvignon Blanc was absolutely amazing and the setting of the winery is just stunning. We didn’t feel rushed or under any pressure to...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

We really enjoyed the tastings here as they have excellent wines and very knowledgeable staff. Their Sauvignon Blanc is my favourite so far in New Zealand.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We did a tasting and were received very friendly by a passionate young lady who let us taste a lot of wines. We tasted two sauvignon blancs and two chardonnays. One unoaked and the second oaked. Very delicated wines. We taste also pinot gris and...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Delicious wines, friendly staff, and sunny courtyard to sit and drink in. The sav reserve is delicious!

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We visited here as part of a wine tour. Nigel, as cellar door person for the day, was very knowledgeable. We tasted 6 wines from Sauvignon Blanc through to Pinot Noir. Wines to suit most tastes.

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