Hawkes Bay

Chardonnay Masters 2017: the results in full

Where once the choice for Chardonnay drinkers was either a big, buttery, oaky expression or, in response, an austere, lighter version, now producers have found an appealing middle ground, as Patrick Schmitt MW and fellow judges discover.

Syrah Masters 2017: the results in full

We bring you all the medallists from our 2017 Syrah Masters, along with a full analysis of the key findings from this year's competition, including the hot spots for this underrated grape.

Legal action threatened over Craggy Range-funded track

A zig-zag track, funded and developed by Craggy Range on Te Mata Peak in Hawke's Bay, has sparked public criticism from both an environmental group and local Māori.

Hawke’s Bay wine production drops in 2017

Wine production in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay has suffered losses due to incessant rains in March, bringing down its total production from 2016’s 42,000 tonnes to 33,000 tonnes in 2017.

New Zealand in pictures

February 27th, 2017

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