Blind River 2012 Tekau Sauvignon and 2013 Pinot Noir

The boutique Blind River label and vineyard established in 2002 by the Feickert family, specialising in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir was acquired by Lawson’s Dry Hills in July 2012. This provided Lawson’s with consistent access to high quality fruit from the Awatere Valley sub-region to complement their existing Marlborough sources. However, the ‘Blind River; and secondary ‘The Sisters’ brands have been continued, as they have enjoyed considerable success in the market place and in wine competitions, thus providing Lawson’s with another quality offering under their umbrella. Bec Wiffen, winemaker at Lawson’s Dry Hills is the winemaker, and Well-known Marlborough wine consultant Belinda Jackson has recently been appointed as the general manager. It will be interesting to see how Blind River grows and makes its way in the marketplace in the future. Here, I review two new releases, the 2012 ‘Tekau’ barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc and 2013 Pinot Noir. www.blindriver.co.nz


  • Blind River ‘Tekau’ ‘Barrel Fermented’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Blind River Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

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