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      Hawke's Bay

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      Hawke's Bay
      Latitude
      Altitude
      25 - 300 m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      340 mm
      Mean January Temperature
      18.9°C
      Harvest
      Mid - March to late April
      Wineries
      19
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      About Hawke's Bay

      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. Watch Stuart MacGill uncork Hawkes Bay

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      2010 Stonecroft Wines Reserve Syrah

      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 densely fruited exhibiting fleshy black fruits, bucket loads of black pepper, and hints of earthiness ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2013 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot

      2013 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot

      Anyone who thinks merlot is soft and boring, think again. Here is a serious Merlot that will turn you sideways (pun intended) and change your mind. This dark, youthful wine is unapologetically in your face with ripe plums, spiced berries and mocha...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2014 Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc

      2014 Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc

      Since 1984, Cape Crest has developed an international following for its unique expression of New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Barrel fermented, with a touch of semillon and sauvignon gris, it is concentrated and complex with toast, citrus blossom, pea...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2013 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Syrah

      2013 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Syrah

      From a cracking vintage in NZ comes this striking syrah. The nose is so fragrant it could be turned into a perfume - maybe it could be called 'Eau de Craggy Range'. Bucket loads of florals, cherries and spicy aromas rise from the glass, together w...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2012 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc

      2012 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc

      Here we have a single vineyard cab franc out of Hawkes Bay that is medium-bodied in style, with appealing smells of dark fruits, crushed leaves and toasted spices - thanks to some generous oak. The palate is quite rich and plush, with a good core ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2012 Crossroads Milestone Series Syrah

      2012 Crossroads Milestone Series Syrah

      This is an amazingly smooth shiraz for something of its youth that would go down well with what else but roast lamb! Spiced cherries and dark berries leap out of the glass, together with whiffs of black pepper and savouriness. The palate is medium...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2012 Stonecroft Wines Serine Syrah

      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 sumptuous with pepper spice, red and black fruits, and a touch of deli-meat savouriness. It's all su...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2014 Wild Rock Pania Chardonnay

      2014 Wild Rock Pania Chardonnay

      This wild NZ interloper is a trick-free chardonnay. There's nothing too fancy, just pure fruit with only a small amount of oak. Vibrant, ripe orchard fruits adorn the nose, with just a smidgen of florals, before the palate lets rip with a creamy m...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2015 Te Mata Estate Vineyard Gamay Noir

      2015 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 that is used to make Beaujolais; it’s a poised, fruit-driven wine that shows an abundance of red ras...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2013 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay

      2013 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay

      Made in the more parred back, far less oaky style, This zesty, zippy number is citrusy, creamy and nutty on the nose, and this carries through to the palate. 

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2013 Crossroads Milestone Series Pinot Gris

      2013 Crossroads Milestone Series Pinot Gris

      This pinot gris from Crossroads is a very rich, generous mouthful of wine that would be the bomb with some pork loin or grilled white fish. Aromas of poached pears and cream adorn the nose, along with hints of melons and stone fruits. The palate i...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2013 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah

      2013 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah

      Hailing from a single vineyard in the famed Gimlett Gravels sub-region of Hawkes Bay, this shiraz would be the perfect companion for game meats or spicy lamb chops. There's lots of dark fruits and exotic spices on the nose, along with some appeali...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2012 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

      2012 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

      Cabernet-dominant wines are what Hawkes Bay is good at, and this one from Crossroads certainly ticks all the boxes. Medium-bodied in style, smells of dark berries, ripe plums and hints of spicy oak rise from the glass, whilst the palate is elegant...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2014 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc

      2014 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc

      Here is a another single vineyard wine from Craggy Range. This rather elegant savvy is from the very posh, and highly regarded, Martinborough region. It has lovely aromatics of herbs, stone fruits and limes, and on the palate it is quite tropical ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2014 Stonecroft Wines Chardonnay

      2014 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 slight toastiness on the nose. The palate is quite graceful and citrusy, with peachy fruit coming thro...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2014 Stonecroft Wines Gewurztraminer

      2014 Stonecroft Wines Gewurztraminer

      Gewurtztraminer is like the spicy, sultry cousin of riesling. And that's exactly what this wine is. It's a saucy little minx that smells of a Thai restaurant with all its ginger spice and tropical allure. The palate is elegantly sexy with a fruity...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2014 Stonecroft Wines Sauvignon Blanc

      2014 Stonecroft Wines Sauvignon Blanc

      Stonecroft are one of the original pioneers of the famous Gimblett Gravels region in Hawke's Bay, famous for some seriously intense wines from the areas oldest vines. In turn, this is a textural and clever Savvy with barrel fermentation and more t...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hawke's Bay
      2012 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Chardonnay

      2012 Crossroads Winemakers Collection Chardonnay

      Hailing from Hawkes bay, this bonny little chardy is full of stone fruit and creamy goodness. Peaches, lemons, nuttiness and toasted vanilla decorate the nose, whilst the palate is more medium-bodied and rich in flavour, with a creamy mouthfeel an...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Hawke's Bay