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.





Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2022

Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2022

21,99 € - 22,99 €*

30,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2022

Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2022

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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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 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

32,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Paritua Syrah 2021

Paritua Syrah 2021

32,99 € - 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

A Hawke's Bay classic, skillfully created in new and used barriques. The 2018 vintage was among the "Top 100 Wine Discoveries" by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. The "King of Chardonnay", Tony Bish, aged the wine in new and used barrique barrels for 11 months. It delivers plenty of that vanilla spicy character we all love, with a great citrus nose and hints of nuttiness.


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Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021

In stock 9

34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021

34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

"One of New Zealand's best Chardonnays every year." - Joelle Thompson, DinksBiz. A Hawke's Bay classic, skillfully created in new and used barriques. One of 12 selected Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay to represent the 2021 vintage. The "King of Chardonnay", Tony Bish, aged the wine in new and used barrique barrels for 11 months.


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Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay 2022

34,49 € - 36,49 €*

48,65 € pro Liter

Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay 2022

Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay 2022

34,49 € - 36,49 €*

48,65 € pro Liter

A captivating wine with pure expression, textural richness and impeccable balance. Fermented in New Zealand's first concrete eggs(!). The exceptional vintner Tony Bish uses, fitting for the wine's name, egg-shaped, golden-coloured concrete tanks.


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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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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

49,99 € - 52,99 €*

70,65 € pro Liter

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2021

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2021

49,99 € - 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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Egg vs Oak 6 Pack

Egg vs Oak 6 Pack

182,29 € -15% RRP 214,44 € *

40,51 € pro Liter

Egg vs Oak 6 Pack

Egg vs Oak 6 Pack

182,29 € -15% RRP 214,44 € *

40,51 € pro Liter

If you are a Chardonnay lover, this is your treat. You can stock up on Chardonnay in style, with both Tony Bish Golden Egg & Heartwood Chardonnay.


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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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