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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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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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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2009 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 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
RRP: $25.95 | OUR PRICE : $20.99
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2012 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah

Trinity Hill has been kicking goals with their Syrah/shiraz wines for years, and this 2012 offering keeps there reputation very much intact. It's v...

Winery: Trinity Hill | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $44.95 | OUR PRICE : $30.99 (31% OFF)
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2012 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Riesling

From one of New Zealands most notable wine producers comes this single vineyard, hand-picked Riesling. It has a bold, intense personality of citrus...

Winery: Craggy Range | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $36.50 | OUR PRICE : $29.50
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2010 Matua Valley Bannockburn Pinot Noir

Coming atchya from the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago, this is quite a big boy pinot noir, however, it does retain a bit of grace. Compact...

Winery: Matua Valley | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $49.99 | OUR PRICE : $46.99
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2012 Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah

For a wine from a premium NZ shiraz region, this is a dead set bargain! It's a fruity, dry, medium-bodied wine that shows lots of dark berries, plu...

Winery: Trinity Hill | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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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 Squawking Magpie The Chatterer Pinot Gris

A fresh and vibrant wine with pear, honeysuckle and citrus tones on the nose. The palate is spicy with a long broad finish. Alcohol: 14%

Winery: Squawking Magpie | Region: Hawkes Bay
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.50
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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 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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2011 Squawking Magpie The Chatterer Chardonnay

A full bodied Chardonnay with a palate of ripe fruits and soft spices. Gentle oak ageing and malolatic fermentation adds lovely buttery and toasty ...

Winery: Squawking Magpie | Region: Hawkes Bay
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.50
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2012 Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris

The Gris revolution is one of the most exciting things to happen in Kiwi wine. It means they will offer more than just Sauvignon Blanc and this exc...

Winery: Trinity Hill | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $24.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2012 Matua Valley Hawkes Bay Merlot

Hawkes Bay is producing some lovely red wines, and this merlot from Matua is at the right price if you want to dip your toe in the Hawkes Bay water...

Winery: Matua Valley | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $19.99 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2010 Stonecroft Wines Old Vine Gewurztraminer

Here's a luscious little gewurz that has a 'feel good' factor. Like most of Stonecroft's vineyards, it is treated organically, and it won't be long...

Winery: Stonecroft Wines | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $50.00 | OUR PRICE : $39.99
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2012 Te Awa Left Field Sauvignon Blanc

There is loads of not so good Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc sloshing around these days meaning you have to go back to the real deal from the likes of...

Winery: Te Awa Winery | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.95 | OUR PRICE : $16.99
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2012 Squawking Magpie The Chatterer Merlot Malbec

This wine is deep in colour with a layered fragrant nose of ripe plum and cassis with lifted vanilla, cedar and tobacco notes. The palate has a ric...

Winery: Squawking Magpie | Region: Hawkes Bay
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.50
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2009 All Hallow's Eve Hawke's Bay Merlot

Who said you can’t drink on a diet? Okay, bear with us when we tell you that if you are looking to lose weight then this wine is good for you. That...

Winery: McWilliams Wines | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $22.95 | OUR PRICE : $15.99 (30% OFF)
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2011 Trinity Hill The Gimblett Red Blend

Hawkes Bay has risen from the ranks of New Zealand wine regions and now has an enviable reputation for its red wines thanks to the soils of the are...

Winery: Trinity Hill | Region: Hawkes Bay| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $44.95 | OUR PRICE : $30.99 (31% OFF)
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