Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s second largest wine producing region. It also offers one of the best wine trails. In the Hawke’s Bay you can visit New Zealand’s oldest wineries, the largest wine museum, sample wines at a wide range of wineries, and dine at high quality winery restaurants.
The Hawke’s Bay has several distinct sub regions, the best know is the Gimblett Road, which has been building a reputation for producing high quality red wines from Bordeaux red varieties and Syrah.
Napier the largest town in the region is the Art Deco capital of the country.
Production area 2004: 3873 hectares
Principal Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah