Hawke’s Bay Celebrates 1 year as a Great Wine Capital

Hawke’s Bay news in brief: Tourism organisation wants everyone to raise a glass for the Bay this Thursday


This Thursday, raise a glass of Hawke’s Bay’s finest and join the region in celebrating the first anniversary of its Great Wine Capital status.

Hawke’s Bay was named a Great Wine Capital of the world on 23 May 2023, joining international heavyweights such as Bordeaux, Napa Valley, South Australia and Mendoza.

One year on, and the incredible accolade continues to garner national and international attention, thrusting Hawke’s Bay up the must-visit list for travel agents, writers and visitors alike.

Hamish Saxton, Chief Executive Officer for Hawke’s Bay Tourism, says being a Great Wine Capital is a truly global recognition for the region.

”As more and more regions recognise the value of culinary tourism, Hawke’s Bay’s status as the newest Great Wine Capital of the world is the best evidence yet that we are New Zealand’s Food and Wine Country.

” We invite everyone to join with us this Thursday 23 May in raising a glass of Hawke’s Bay wine to celebrate the first anniversary of the region officially joining the world’s elite wine tourism destinations.”


Learn more about why Hawke’s Bay is a Great Wine Capital.


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