Our Story

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Our Board

In 2007 the Hawke’s Bay Grape Growers Association and Hawke’s Bay Winemakers Ltd merged becoming Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Association.

Our Story


In Te Matau-a-Māui (Hawke’s Bay), nearly one quarter of the population identify as Māori, most originating from the Ngāti Kahungunu iwi (tribe) – the third largest iwi in New Zealand.

Peter Cowley Bayley's A & P Hall of Fame 2023 Recipient
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Our Wine People

Through their craft Hawke’s Bay’s wine people have shaped the region’s identity and reputation as a Great Wine Capital of the World.

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Great Wine Capitals

We may be New Zealand’s oldest wine growing region, but Hawke’s Bay is the new kid on the global stage since being recognised as the 12th ‘Great Wine Capital of the World’ in 2023.

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