Tairāwhiti Gisborne is home to a mix of large producers, boutique wineries, and entrepreneurial growers, who are continuously exploring new varieties and vineyard sites.
Chardonnay is the dominant variety and enjoys great success, with the region known around the country and world as the Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand. The Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Chenin Blanc are world-class too.
The mix of high sunshine, verdant landscapes, fascinating history and the exciting range of wine styles makes Tairāwhiti Gisborne a beguiling wine destination.
The region is home to The First Light Wine and Food Festival and the Chardonnay Affair, attended by wine lovers from all over the country and the globe.