Dry River

Four Star Winery Rating - Seventh Great Pinot Noir Classification 2014, Matthew Dukes & Tyson StelzerThe name Dry River carries an historical significance as the name of one of the earliest Wairarapa sheep stations (ca. 1877). This was later sold off in 1906 by the Seddon government and renamed Dyerville, leaving the renamed Waihora River (circa 1900) and the renamed Dyerville Rd (1994) - both after Dry River - as the only reminders of this part of our pastoral farming history. In 1979 Neil and Dawn McCallum planted a vineyard a few kilometres from Dyerville in a very dry and free-draining area now called the 'Martinborough Terrace' and they took the name Dry River for the vineyard and wines in what was to become another chapter of Martinborough's farming history. Their dream was to produce individual, high quality regional wines which faithfully reflect the 'terroir', vintage and are suitable for cellaring. "The Dry River Story", www.dryriver.co.nz

  • [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Lovat Syrah 2010

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell 94 points! "Dense, rich and flavoursome wine with a mix of dark and red berry flavours plus a lifted floral note and a seasoning of pepper. Although the wine is accessible now it promises to cellar well up to a decade. A very elegant and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Noir 2014

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell MW 98 points!“An intense, velvety Pinot Noir, with strong sweet cherry, Oriental spices, plum, violet and nutty oak flavours. A powerful wine in a style that often attracts criticism for being too big and lacking varietal identity, but you...

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    $135.00
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  • Dry River Pinot Gris 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Gris 2012

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Gourmet Traveller 97 points! "Predictably intense, rich pinot gris with strong apricot, nectarine and other tree-fruit flavours along with nutty yeast lees and subtle oriental spices. As good as the flavour profile of this wine is mouth-filling, silken...

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    $75.00
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  • Dry River Pinot Gris 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Gris 2011

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell 96 points!"This wine has a characteristic straw colour with an upfront nose of honeysuckle and poached pear, followed by tropical melon and the fragrant and floral spice of potpourri. On tasting, first impressions are of an obvious...

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    $86.50
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  • Dry River Pinot Gris 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Gris 2010

    Region: NZ- Marlborough

    Bob Campbell 95 points! Gently luscious pinot gris with pear, stone fruit, peach, clover honey, lanolin and anise flavours. A hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by acidity and a suggestion of fine tannins to five a moderately drying finish. Seamless...

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    $80.00
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  • Dry River Pinot Noir 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Noir 2011

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    "Vintage 2011 produced a complex wine which is somewhat more approachable than in previous years. Fruit characters such as Black Doris plum and soft berry compote, both typical for Dry River, are in abundance. A floral mix dominated by violets, baking...

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    $135.00
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  • Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer 2010

    Region: NZ- Marlborough

    Bob Campbell 94 points!"Slightly dryer and less opulent than past vintages but with appealing, subtle layers of floral/rose petal, potpourri, and Oriental spice flavours. Silken-textured wine with a lengthy finish. Worth decanting - my sample continued...

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    $65.00
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  • Dry River Pinot Noir 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Noir 2010

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    "The colour is a deep, rich, ruby shade with an almost purple edge. The nose is both pretty and varietal, with flowers, black cherries, spicy potpourri and subtle undertones of briarwood and new leather. Fine tannins spread across the palate giving a...

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    $135.00
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  • Dry River Pinot Gris 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Gris 2008

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    "Aromas of quince and ripe pear along with delicate florals and hints of beeswax all contribute to a quintessential Pinot gris. The flavours are also of quince/yellow peach and pear with an obvious minerality, touches of beeswax and, as Katy insists,...

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    $75.00
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