Our Region

Forged by wide rivers that flow from mountain ranges across the Heretaunga Plains and onward to the coast, Hawke’s Bay is a region of geographical diversity that can be experienced first-hand in the extraordinary variety of high quality wine produced here. 

A long, hot growing season with low rainfall is tempered by cool coastal breezes, while surrounding high country protects the landscape from weather extremes.

With varied terroir ranging from wide, free-draining alluvial plains to hillside and coastal sites, Hawke’s Bay is ideally suited to the adventurous and innovative spirit that has propelled New Zealand wine into the world spotlight in recent years.

While the region is best known for high quality Red Blends and Chardonnay, aromatic whites, Syrah and dessert styles are also attracting attention, giving visitors the opportunity to explore the exciting diversity of a new world wine experience.

An important food producing hub for the country, Hawke’s Bay celebrates the twin joys of wining and dining from artisan cellar doors and farmers’ markets through to internationally-recognised fine dining restaurants.


Our Wine People

Meet our local wine making legends, explore cellar doors that pop up around every country corner or party with the locals at one of Hawke’s Bay’s many wine and food festivals.

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