Hawke's Bay

Wines from Hawke's Bay

"I believe the best Cabernets in New Zealand are from Hawkes Bay. Not to be outdone, the Chardonnays show in spades and the Syrahs are superstars." - Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate

Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's second-largest wine region with a long heritage of producing wine. One of Hawke’s Bay’s greatest strengths is its geographical and climatic diversity. This varied landscape provides an environment in which to grow a number of varieties for an array of wine styles. Worth checking out if you are interested in New Zealand wine.





Paritua Stone Paddock Scarlet 2020

Paritua Stone Paddock Scarlet 2020

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Paritua Stone Paddock Scarlet 2020

Paritua Stone Paddock Scarlet 2020

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

This blended red is a prime example of the style produced from the stony soils of Hawke’s Bay.


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Paritua Stone Paddock Syrah 2022

Paritua Stone Paddock Syrah 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Paritua Stone Paddock Syrah 2022

Paritua Stone Paddock Syrah 2022

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Enticing fragrant Syrah from Hawke's Bay winery Paritua. An aroma of dark blackberry and violets, mixed spice, clove with a hint of pepper. "Stone Paddock is the entry-level label offering exceptional value, particularly the syrah." - Bob Campbell MW


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Paritua Stone Paddock Chardonnay 2023

Paritua Stone Paddock Chardonnay 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

Paritua Stone Paddock Chardonnay 2023

Paritua Stone Paddock Chardonnay 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

This Chardonnay is a lightly oaked wine in a refreshing style. Showing ripe peach and stonefruit aromas with hints of nougat and Grapefruit.


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Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2023

Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2023

21,99 € - 22,99 €*

30,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2023

Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2023

21,99 € - 22,99 €*

30,65 € pro Liter

The upfront palate is fruit driven with vibrant and juicy acidity leaving a lingering finish to compliment nutty, toasty notes. Classic Hawke's Bay Chardonnay from this elite winemaking team.


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Te Mata Estate Syrah 2022

Te Mata Estate Syrah 2022

In stock 225

22,99 €*

30,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Estate Syrah 2022

Te Mata Estate Syrah 2022

22,99 €*

30,65 € pro Liter

This wine boasts a delightful, velvety texture, accompanied by subtle notes of spice and pepper. It's remarkably versatile when it comes to pairing with food; whether you're savoring char-grilled meats or a classic margarita pizza, this Syrah will elevate your dining experience.


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Tony Bish Fat & Sassy Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Fat & Sassy Chardonnay 2022

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

Tony Bish Fat & Sassy Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Fat & Sassy Chardonnay 2022

23,99 € - 24,99 €*

33,32 € pro Liter

By New Zealand's "King of Chardonnay". Cheeky and fun, all curves and lusciousness. Made in a large oak barrel. The Fat & Sassy Chardonnay 2022 presents itself with rich aromas and a full body.


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Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2022

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2022

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Moreish and complex, this a wine of immense reward. 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, pear and stonefruit characters.


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Bilancia Chardonnay 2023

Bilancia Chardonnay 2023

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

Bilancia Chardonnay 2023

Bilancia Chardonnay 2023

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

From one of Hawke's Bay's top producers. A delicious, medium bodied chardonnay with power and tension.



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Bilancia Syrah 2021

Bilancia Syrah 2021

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

Bilancia Syrah 2021

Bilancia Syrah 2021

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

Perfect for lovers of spicy, elegant red wines. Bilancia is one of the best Syrah producers in the region. This is also evident in this wonderful Syrah.


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Bilancia Syrah 2020

Bilancia Syrah 2020

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

Bilancia Syrah 2020

Bilancia Syrah 2020

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

Perfect for lovers of spicy, elegant red wines. Bilancia is one of the best Syrah producers in the region. This is also evident in this wonderful Syrah.


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Bilancia Chardonnay 2021

Bilancia Chardonnay 2021

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

Bilancia Chardonnay 2021

Bilancia Chardonnay 2021

31,99 € - 32,99 €*

43,99 € pro Liter

From one of Hawke's Bay's top producers. A Chardonnay with power and tension.



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Paritua Syrah 2021

Paritua Syrah 2021

In stock 1

34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Paritua Syrah 2021

Paritua Syrah 2021

34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

A fragrant aroma of violet, black plum, black cherry and blueberry with hints of black pepper.


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Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2022

32,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2022

32,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Heartwood is a traditional Hawkes Bay masterpiece. Barrel fermented in French oak barrels, with 30% new oak, it bursts with flavours of stone fruit and vanilla bean - a true delight for the Chardonnay lover. The 2018 vintage was among the "Top 100 Wine Discoveries" by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.


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Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2022

Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2022

35,99 € - 37,99 €*

50,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2022

Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2022

35,99 € - 37,99 €*

50,65 € pro Liter

The grapes are grown and hand-picked principally at two sites in the Te Mata hills at Havelock North, and the wine is fully fermented in French oak barriques (35 per cent new), with full malolactic fermentation.


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Te Mata Awatea 2019

Te Mata Awatea 2019

35,99 € - 37,99 €*

50,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Awatea 2019

Te Mata Awatea 2019

35,99 € - 37,99 €*

50,65 € pro Liter

First made in 1982, the 2019 Awatea is the most concentrated ever and a real delight. The Awatea, a Bordeaux blend that's both vibrant and intricately layered, is a timeless addition to your wine cellar. Expertly crafted with a seamless blend of its components, this wine embodies the pinnacle of excellence in terms of richness, subtlety, and structural integrity.


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Bilancia Trelinnoe Chardonnay 2021

Bilancia Trelinnoe Chardonnay 2021

In stock 6

37,99 € - 39,99 €*

53,32 € pro Liter

Bilancia Trelinnoe Chardonnay 2021

Bilancia Trelinnoe Chardonnay 2021

37,99 € - 39,99 €*

53,32 € pro Liter

Single-vineyard Chardonnay with clear flavours of peach, apple and grapefruit, lots of energy and remarkable freshness. The grapes come from the Trelinnoe Vineyard in Hawke's Bay, a hillside terrace vineyard with sandstone over limestone. "Terrific white." - James Suckling


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Te Mata Alma Pinot Noir 2021

Te Mata Alma Pinot Noir 2021

47,99 € - 49,99 €*

66,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Alma Pinot Noir 2021

Te Mata Alma Pinot Noir 2021

47,99 € - 49,99 €*

66,65 € pro Liter

First planted in 1999, Alma is the finest expression of Te Mata Estate’s commitment to great New Zealand Pinot Noir. Alma expresses brooding cherry and delicious ripe, dark plum flavours that unfurl with savoury wildwood scents and spice.


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Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2022

49,99 € - 51,99 €*

69,32 € pro Liter

Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2022

49,99 € - 51,99 €*

69,32 € pro Liter

Skeetfield is a brilliant wine with exceptional power and grace. Still very youthful, fruit and oak all in balance - long and lingering.


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Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2021

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2021

45,00 € - 52,99 €*

70,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2021

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2021

45,00 € - 52,99 €*

70,65 € pro Liter

First planted in 1990, the Bullnose Vineyard's old red iron soils produce Te Mata's Estate finest Syrah. This wine has distinctive floral and spice aromas, rich flavours of plum, raspberry and blackberry, with velvety texture. Endlessly enchanting from every angle.


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Paritua 21·12 2019

Paritua 21·12 2019

62,00 € - 72,99 €*

97,32 € pro Liter

Paritua 21·12 2019

Paritua 21·12 2019

62,00 € - 72,99 €*

97,32 € pro Liter

The Flagship Wine, made in only the very best of vintages. A Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend wtih Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The winemaking team at Paritua have one simple aim, to have 21·12 placed alongside the greatest Bordeaux Blends New Zealand has ever produced.


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Bilancia Trelinnoe Syrah 2020

Bilancia Trelinnoe Syrah 2020

79,99 € - 82,99 €*

110,65 € pro Liter

Bilancia Trelinnoe Syrah 2020

Bilancia Trelinnoe Syrah 2020

79,99 € - 82,99 €*

110,65 € pro Liter

A superbly balanced medium-weight wine with aromas of dark berries, crushed stone, and black pepper. This wine offers a bright future and a rich tasting experience.


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Te Mata Coleraine 2022

Te Mata Coleraine 2022

97,99 € - 99,99 €*

133,32 € pro Liter

Te Mata Coleraine 2022

Te Mata Coleraine 2022

97,99 € - 99,99 €*

133,32 € pro Liter

An icon of New Zealand wines and a sought-after collector's item. The red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is one of New Zealand's "Grand Cru". "It might be the most famous red of New Zealand" - James Suckling


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Bilancia La Collina Syrah 2021

Bilancia La Collina Syrah 2021

97,99 € - 99,99 €*

133,32 € pro Liter

Bilancia La Collina Syrah 2021

Bilancia La Collina Syrah 2021

97,99 € - 99,99 €*

133,32 € pro Liter

La Collina, the premium Syrah from the exceptional boutique producer Bilancia, is often considered one of New Zealand's finest releases of this varietal.

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About Hawke's Bay

New Zealand's oldest wine region is Hawke's Bay, where winemaking has been present since 1851. Ranking as the second-largest wine region in the country, it contributes approximately 10% to the total wine production.

Boasting a considerable size and diverse landscape, Hawke’s Bay has the capacity to produce a broad spectrum of grape varieties at a consistently high quality. It is particularly recognized for its excellence in Red Blends, Syrah, and Chardonnay. The famous Gimblett Gravel area is located within this region.

Hawke's Bay climate

The region experiences abundant sunshine, with heat summations somewhere between Burgundy and Bordeaux. The coastal influence moderates the intensity of hot summer days, allowing for an extended growing season. The elevated terrain surrounding the area provides protection against strong winds, although inland regions may face the occasional risk of frost. During the growing season, challenges may arise from cooler and wet weather, but the well-draining soils mitigate its impact.

Hawke's Bay soil

The legacy of four major rivers’ historic meanderings, Hawke’s Bay is a virtual kaleidoscope of soil types, creating significant impact on viticulture and wine styles. The densely planted plains are alluvial over gravely subsoils: Havelock has more sandy loams over clay pans while Hastings is surrounded by loamy clays. Red metals and famously arid, stony Gimblett Gravels are noteworthy features; the surrounding rolling hill country is clay and limestone-based. Bridge Pa contains the oldest soils on the Heretaunga Plains. These are distinct as they consist of low fertile, free draining alluvium deposit or eroded ash, loess and underlying sediments.

Hawke's Bay subregions

  • Coastal Areas: The two grape growing areas located directly on the coast enjoy the most dramatic effects of the temperate climate and long growing season. The gravelly soils of Bay View in the northern Esk River Valley area and Te Awanga in the South have achieved recognition for premium Chardonnay and early ripening reds, including Pinot Noir.
  • Hillsides: Increasingly explored for the differences offered in soil and altitude; they are predominately planted in red varieties. Long-established around Havelock North, hillsides in the Maraekakaho and Bay View sub-regions produce stellar wines and as vines march inland.
  • Alluvial Plains: Shaped by rivers and criss-crossed with gravel beds, free-draining alluvial soils and stony terraces, the plains fan out between Havelock and Napier, covering the pioneering vineyards of Taradale and Meeanee plus the Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa Triangle area, home to some of the region’s best wines.
  • River Valleys: Running across Hawke's Bay are four rivers, which have over time created a huge diversity of grape growing sites. These sites have provided sheltered environments, with variations in altitude, aspect to the sun and variations in soil type. Fine examples of premium Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are sourced from the higher altitude sites.
  • Central Hawke's Bay: Inland at an altitude of up to 300 metres Central Hawke's Bay vineyards are characterised as being cooler areas showing potential for Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.

Wine region Hawke's Bay

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