4 Top Drops From Hawke's Bay

Thanks to its ultimate terroir and skilled winegrowers, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to Hawke's Bay wine. Here's four of our highly recommended drops.

Craggy Range

Craggy Range Te Kahu Merlot Cabernet

Te Kahu means 'the cloak' in te reo Māori and refers to the mist that envelops Te Mata peak. Legend has it, the mist was used to protect a mythical Māori maiden from the sun as she visited her lover. A wine abundant with black fruit flavours and a structured finish. 

Villa Maria Sparkling Brut Rose

Villa Maria Sparkling Brut Rosé

Crafted from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, this pale pink wine boasts aromas of summer berries, crisp citrus and floral notes. Flavours of berries and peach offset with brioche – and a lingering finish thanks to its dry acidity.

Mission Estate Gaia Pinot Gris

Mission Estate The Gaia Project Pinot Gris

The Gaia Project wines are kind to nature and wild on taste. Every aspect has been carefully considered to offer an environmentally conscious choice with great flavour. 

Te Mata Cabernet Merlow Awatea

Te Mata Estate Awatea Cabernet Merlot

Edged with a brilliant crimson, Awatea Cabernet Merlot has a rich magenta core, with dark plum, blackberry, and lush black cherry forming the deep heart of this wine. Enjoy from a large glass with hard cheese and good company.