ABOUT HAWKES BAY
Long hot summers and mild sunny winters make Hawkes Bay the perfect year-round getaway for a romantic weekend, a break away with friends, or a family holiday with the kids. Whether it is the fresh bud burst of spring, long hot languid days of summer, the golden hues of harvest or crisp air and blue skies of winter, Hawke’s Bay Wine Country is waiting to be discovered.
History, consistency, diversity and innovation continue to provide the foundation for Hawke’s Bay’s reputation as a fine wine producing region. With over 80% of New Zealand’s plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes, Hawke’s Bay has a reputation for superior quality red wines. The warm maritime climate and varying landscape also produces New Zealand’s richest and most complex Chardonnays.