Dry River

Dry River

Dry River is one of New Zealand's most iconic pioneering wineries. The vineyard was established in 1979. It is known for its small quantities of intense, stylish and mostly long-lived wines that have become collectible. These unique, high-quality wines age beautifully.

With small vineyards and limited production each year, the wines are mostly sold sell directly to their loyal club members first and foremost. The wines evolve in the bottle, and reward patience by getting better over time.

Get some of their outstanding wines here.





Dry River Lovat Vineyard Syrah 2019

Dry River Lovat Vineyard Syrah 2019

57,99 € - 59,99 €*

79,99 € pro Liter

Dry River Lovat Vineyard Syrah 2019

Dry River Lovat Vineyard Syrah 2019

57,99 € - 59,99 €*

79,99 € pro Liter

One of New Zealand’s highest rated Syrah. The Lovat vineyard was planted in 1992 and thus as some of the oldest Syrah grapes in Martinborough. One of the last vintages of this outstanding wine.


to article

Dry River Pinot Noir 2016

Dry River Pinot Noir 2016

72,99 € - 74,99 €*

99,99 € pro Liter

Dry River Pinot Noir 2016

Dry River Pinot Noir 2016

72,99 € - 74,99 €*

99,99 € pro Liter

Outstanding Pinot Noir from one of New Zealand's finest wineries. Awarded "Fine Wine of New Zealand".


to article

Dry River Pinot Noir 2012 Library Release

Dry River Pinot Noir 2012 Library Release

89,99 €*

119,99 € pro Liter

Dry River Pinot Noir 2012 Library Release

Dry River Pinot Noir 2012 Library Release

89,99 €*

119,99 € pro Liter

Library Release celebrating 10 years of our web shop. Get one of only 48 bottles available. Surprisingly youthful Pinot Noir from one of New Zealand's finest wineries.


to article

Dry River Winery

About Dry River Wines

Dry River is one of New Zealand's most iconic pioneering wineries.

The vineyard was established 1979 by Dr Neil and Dawn McCallum. The first wines, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot gris were bottled in 1984.

The Dry River wines are very limited and not widely available in Europe.

Winemaking at Dry River

„Nature. Nurture. Knowledge.“ – this is the mantra of the winery. Fine wine is a combination of the characteristics of the Earth, and a unique knowledge of how to get the best out of this special place they call home.

Now led by winemaker Wilco Lam, Dry River achieves impressive concentration in all its reds by maintaining low yields and manipulating the vine canopy to expose the fruit to sunlight early in the ripening season.

Dry River winemaker Wilco Lam

The name Dry River

The name Dry River was that of one of the earliest South Wairarapa sheep stations (around 1877).

Reviews for Dry River

"Dry River is possibly New Zealand’s most iconic wine producer. I stress possibly because it really depends on your definition of iconic. However, when compiling a list of iconic New Zealand wines some time ago I included every Dry River wine." Bob Campbell MW

"The culture of Dry River remains on achieving the highest quality through great attention to detail, making wines that are immensely ageworthy." – Raymond Chan

"New Zealand’s cult winery" – Jancis Robinson MW

Top winery for Pinot Noir (1 of only 7) – Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer

Dry River Vineyard

Back to Top
Smarty-Exception: Unable to load template 'file:/xtCore/boxes/box_tracking.html'