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Hawkes Bay

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About the Hawkes Bay wine region
Hawke’s Bay is in the North Island of New Zealand, 300km North of Marlborough and 360km South of Auckland. Located at 39.4°South, the same as Madrid in the North.

History, consistency, diversity and innovation continue to provide the foundation for Hawke’s Bay’s reputation as a fine wine producing region. With over 80% of New Zealand’s plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes, Hawke’s Bay has a reputation for superior quality red wines. The warm maritime climate and varying landscape also produces New Zealand’s richest and most complex Chardonnays.