Hawkes Bay

Villa Maria launches ‘flagship’ £90 Ngakirikiri wine

New Zealand's Villa Maria has launched its most expensive wine to date, naming its Ngakirikiri from the Gimblett Gravels as the brand's new flagship wine.

Treasury Wine Estates to sell two Hawke’s Bay vineyards

Treasury Wine Estates has put two of its Hawke’s Bay vineyards, used to produce its Matua label, up for sale with a combined asking price of NZ$6.6 million.

Asian Chardonnay Masters 2017: Results

Chardonnay, a neutral grape variety, proved that with the right terroir and skills of its winemakers, it can produce thrilling, savoury and age-worthy expressions as found in our Asian Chardonnay Masters competition.

Hawke’s Bay Syrah: ‘We don’t need make up’

Winemakers in Hawke's Bay should use "less make up" if the region's expression of Syrah is to reach its full potential, believes one winemaker, who advocates a less extracted style made with less oak to better express its place.

New Zealand in pictures

February 27th, 2017

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