A visit to Hawkes Bay would be incomplete without visiting a winery or two. Here are some of the attractions (there are over 90 wineries in the area – this is just to get you started!).
A selection of visitable wineries in Hawkes Bay…
|1||The most historic winery in New Zealand. Hear about the Marist brothers who came to New Zealand and tour the beautiful building they created, then dine in the relaxed surroundings of the Mission restaurant.|
|2||Boutique producer known especially for its whites. The winery is housed in beautiful modern architecture overhanging the water toward Cape Kidnappers. It also houses a smart restaurant.|
|3||Holds the atmospheric Terrôir restaurant which has won international accolades. Pretty building in a prettier setting under the Te Mata (sleeping giant) peak.|
|4||Visit Church Road to learn about the history of wine-making. As well as tastings and food, you can take a guided winery and museum tour (costs $15, 11am and 2pm) and see 3,000 year old wine making relics!|
|5||The winery for red wine drinkers – their Gimblett recently competed with much more expensive French Bordeaux in blind taste tests. They also have some unusual varietals such as Tempranillo.|