Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc is the official regional wine industry organisation representing all wineries and growers. Formed in 2006, early growers and winemakers organisations amalgamated to form one industry body. Our aim is to build the Hawke's Bay fine wine category in achieving international recognition as a sustainable and profitable world class wine producing region. We have over 70 winery members and over 145 grower members
Regional Promotion and Marketing
Raising the profile of Hawke's Bay Wine is an important part of our strategic plan and is critical to the long-term future in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Promotional activities take place regionally, nationally and internationally .
Regional marketing has been developed around a red wine promotion platform. This enables us to tell the story of Hawke's Bay terrôir, and so, other varieties and sub-regions in turn. Members are able to access all regional promotional material to ensure a consistent and cohesive story is told.
Working with NZ Winegrowers and local and central government, Hawke's Bay Winegrowers represents the interests of the regional industry.
The Hawke's Bay Focus Research Group investigates and contracts research relating specifically to Hawke's Bay industry issues in order to maintain and increase quality.
Findings and reports from previous research can be accessed via the Members Section of this website and are free.
Hawke's Bay Winegrowers are part of the liaison and workings groups within the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) Wine and Viticulture programmes. See www.eit.ac.nz
Automatic Membership: All wineries and grape growers paying a levy to NZ Winegrowers are automatically members of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc at no charge.
Associate Membership is available at the discretion of the Board at a cost of $90.00 plus GST per annum for individuals or $230.00 plus GST for a corporate membership. Students can become members free of charge and will receive the digital edition of WINE Hawke's Bay magazine as part of their membership.
Associate Members are invited to attend all seminars and field days, and receive copies of communications from the Association but have no voting rights at Special or Annual General Meetings.
Directors and Staff
Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association Inc is governed by a Board of eight Directors and managed by the Executive Officer.
The Directors are elected by ballot by members of both grape growers and winemakers voting groups. The current directors of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association Incorporated are:
- Michael Henley, Trinity Hill (Chair)
- Xan Harding, Black Bridge Estate (Deputy Chair)
- Alwyn Corban, Ngatarawa Wines
- Paul Ham, Alpha Domus
- Bruce Nimon, Kokako Vineyard
- Chris Wilcock, Ash Ridge Wines
- Paula Black, Springstone Vineyard
- Peter Hurlstone, Church Road
- Executive Officer - Melisa Beight
Become an Associate Member of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc and receive each issue of WINE Hawke's Bay on publication. Contact us for more information on Associate membership.
Associate Membership Rates
Individual $90 + GST
Corporate $230 + GST
Corporate members also receive a complimentary direct marketing distribution opportunity to HBWG members each year through either email database or postal. Material subject to HBWG approval