Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Wine Region

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Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Latitude 39.4° / 30’S
Altitude 25 - 300 m
Growing Season Rainfall 340 mm
Mean January Temperature 18.9°C
Harvest Mid - March to late April
Wineries 75
Website www.winehawkesbay.co.nz

About Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Nestled on the central east coast of the North Island, Hawkes Bay is NZ’s second largest and most diverse wine region. It has a viticultural history, stretching back over 150 years; that has seen it evolve into one of the world's most exciting red...

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Nestled on the central east coast of the North Island, Hawkes Bay is NZ’s second largest and most diverse wine region. It has a viticultural history, stretching back over 150 years; that has seen it evolve into one of the world's most exciting red wine regions. In recent years, Hawkes Bay has become particularly renown for its Syrah and Bordeaux blends.

Containing the sub regions of Bay View, Taradale, Meanee, North Havelock, Hastings and Ngatarawa; Hawkes Bay sits on the same parallel as Madrid in Spain. It experiences a varied climate ranging from cooler, coastal influences through to warm, temperate areas. There are approximately 70 vineyards in Hawkes Bay, with the largest concentration on the Alluvial Plains in the Taradale and Meanee regions. This area also contains the highly regarded Gimblett Gravels that produce some of the cult wines of New Zealand, such as the Trinity Hill ‘Homage’ and Craggy Range ‘Le Sol’.

Around 80% of Hawkes Bay’s vineyards are planted to red varietals. However, they do grow Chardonnay in the coastal areas, as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir in the cooler central districts. There are a staggering 25 soil classifications in the region, ranging from the stoney, gravelly soils of the Gimblett Gravels through to shallow limestone and sandy clay loams.

The wine styles of Hawkes Bay are some of the sexiest in New Zealand. They romance you with ripe, complex Bordeaux-esk Cabernet dominant wines, and then seduce you with their Rhoney, black pepper, elegant Syrah and citrus, stone fruit, complex Chardonnay.

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Vintage Ratings

2001
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2002
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2003
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2004
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2005
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2006
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2007
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2008
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2009
9
EXCELLENT
7
VERY GOOD
2010
9
EXCELLENT
10
OUTSTANDING
2011
9
EXCELLENT
7
VERY GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

Wine Vintage

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Wineries

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2013 Matua Valley Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Hawkes Bay is usually associated with red wines, but it can turn out some pretty good whites. This sav blanc has lots of tropical pineapples, goose...

Winery: Matua Valley | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $19.99 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2011 Te Awa Chardonnay

Made with the same approach as the Reserve wine, the differences in this wine result from some tank fermentation as well as a selection of differen...

Winery: Te Awa Winery | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $32.95 | OUR PRICE : $25.99
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2012 Squawking Magpie The Chatterer Merlot Malbec

Made from a blend of mostly merlot and malbec, this is quite a medium-bodied wine that still manages to be a little 'in your face'. Plums, raspberr...

Winery: Squawking Magpie | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.50
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2009 Matua Valley Matheson Malbec

Here we have a single vineyard malbec at the slightly more elegant end of the scale, but it would still be the bomb with some sticky BBQ ribs. Smel...

Winery: Matua Valley | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $49.99 | OUR PRICE : $46.99
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2012 Te Mata Estate Vineyards Syrah

The Woodthorpe vineyard has had quite a history. It went from a military camp to a staging post back in the day, before becoming a racetrack for ov...

Winery: Te Mata Estate | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $26.00 | OUR PRICE : $20.99
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2011 Squawking Magpie The Chatterer Pinot Gris

Here we have another fulsome style of white from Squawking Magpie made in a more medium-sweet style, which means it would be the bomb with spicy di...

Winery: Squawking Magpie | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.50
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2011 Squawking Magpie The Chatterer Chardonnay

Hailing from Hawkes (not Magpie) Bay, this is a pretty spiffy single vineyard chardy at a well decent price. It's been moderately-oaked, and shows ...

Winery: Squawking Magpie | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.50
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2013 Te Mata Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

This is about as entry level as it gets for top NZ producer Te Mata, which is great as it will give you an idea as to whether you want to progress ...

Winery: Te Mata Estate | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Te Mata Estate Vineyard Gamay Noir

Te Mata is one of the cult wineries of New Zealand, and this is a great intro to the quality of the range. Made from gamay, a cousin to Pinot Noir ...

Winery: Te Mata Estate | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $26.95 | OUR PRICE : $21.99
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2011 Wild Rock Gravel Pit Red

A Gravel Pit eh? Sounds like an odd place for a vineyard. Though gravels are actually good for grapes, because they make them work hard. And hardwo...

Winery: Wild Rock | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $23.50 | OUR PRICE : $19.50
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2011 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir

Unlike most of their countrymen, Kiwi winemakers believe the ultimate prize is crafting a classic Pinot Noir (not than winning the Rugby World Cup)...

Winery: Craggy Range | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $72.00 | OUR PRICE : $58.99
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2010 Te Awa Left Field Chardonnay

Nothing left field about our love of Chardonnay, in fact these days if you are not drinking Chardy you may well be considered left field. It’s from...

Winery: Te Awa Winery | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $20.95 | OUR PRICE : $16.99
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2010 Te Awa Sauvignon Semillon

Sem sav blends are awesome seafood wines, and this one out of New Zealand would be great with some poached shellfish. Aromas of lemon citrus, honey...

Winery: Te Awa Winery | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Wild Rock Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc

When you are looking for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to get the juices flowing, the best bet is to go with a trusted name. And there are few more t...

Winery: Wild Rock | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.50 | OUR PRICE : $19.50
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2010 Te Awa Left Field Merlot

Those Kiwis are a feisty lot. First they smash us on Sauvignon Blanc, then Pinot Noir, now Merlot – where will it all end? With the gravel soils of...

Winery: Te Awa Winery | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay

This rather cool and vibrant wine is another single vineyard offering from top NZ producers, Craggy Range. Made in the more parred back, far less o...

Winery: Craggy Range | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $34.00 | OUR PRICE : $27.50
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2012 Matua Valley First Frost Sauvignon Blanc

For those of you watching your waistline, here is another option for you in the low alcohol, low calorie stakes. Weighing in at a svelte 9% alcohol...

Winery: Matua Valley | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Stonecroft Wines Serine Syrah

Scents of earthy spices and black cherries and berries ascend from the glass and tackle the nose hairs, whilst the palate is full-bodied, deep and ...

Winery: Stonecroft Wines | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $36.00 | OUR PRICE : $29.95
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2010 Stonecroft Wines Reserve Syrah

This syrah (shiraz) is the 'shiznitz' for Stonecroft. It's the top of the mountain, the crest of a wave, and it's serious stuff! It's incredibly de...

Winery: Stonecroft Wines | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $70.00 | OUR PRICE : $57.99
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2010 Stonecroft Wines Chardonnay

This little chardy comes from a cool but awesome year in NZ. It's an elegant, less-oaked version of chardonnay that shows white stone fruits and sl...

Winery: Stonecroft Wines | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $31.00 | OUR PRICE : $25.85
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