Tour Hawkes Bay in a gorgeous vintage/classic car or modern air conditioned luxury car, chauffeur-driven to visit the finest wineries the area has to offer. Hawke's Bay is one of NZ's leading wine destinations, with wines from Hawke's Bay river valleys, terraces and hillsides of vineyards.
Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's oldest wine region with beginnings in 1851 pioneering innovation and leadership. By the early 1920's, Mission Estate, Te Mata Estate, Vidal Estate, McDonalds Winery and Glenvale Winery (now Esk Valley Winery) were all established in the region. The soils and climate that so excited the early wine-making efforts of those pioneers continues to provide the inspiration for the current generation of Hawke's Bay winemakers.
It is now New Zealand's second largest wine region and the largest premium red wine producing region in the country. The earliest vineyards in Hawke's Bay were established on the coast and in areas close to the towns of Napier, Havelock North and Hastings.