Welcome to New Zealand’s best-loved wine region! Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine region. Famous for our full-bodied reds and rich, complex chardonnays, wine is not only an integral part of the visitor experience in Hawke's Bay, but also an important pillar of our economy. With over 70 wineries across the region, we invite you to to explore our spectacular vineyard countryside and to enjoy the world class wines and hospitality on offer at each of our wineries and cellar doors. Known as the food-bowl of New Zealand for our fertile soils and wonderful fresh produce, Hawke's Bay offers some outstanding culinary options. Pair that with the wine of the region and you have a winning combination.