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 newest Great Wine Capital of the world in 2023.

The accolade doesn’t just acknowledge the outstanding diversity and quality of our many wine varietals. It reflects the impressive wine destination experience on offer to visitors, whether that be long lunching at a top winery restaurant, cycling in the sunshine along trails connecting the vineyards or experiencing the famous Art Deco heritage of the region.

Now sitting alongside wine industry heavy-weights including Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Adelaide and Cape Town, Hawke’s Bay is considered a bucket-list destination for any lover of quality wine.

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