Top Picks


Hawke’s Bay is of course most well known for it’s wine, but there is so much more to discover.  Check out our top picks!

East Block 200 – Hawke’s Bay hottest new block – Award winning craft gin at Hastings Gin Distillery, Sazio for authentic Italian pasta, Ya Bon & Cupple for the finest French-made pastries and coffee under one roof, indulge in natural, plant based hand & body products at Real World, enjoy a craft beer at Brave your freindly neighbourhood brewery or if you have a sweet tooth you wont be able to resist the finest organic, fair trade & single-origin cacao handmade chocolates at La Petite Chocolate.

Craggy Range – Craggy Range Winery, beneath the majestic Te Mata Peak, is one of New Zealand’s premium wineries, producing world class wines.  Take a seat and enjoy the view while savoring a glass of award winning wine accompanied by their Vineyard Platter … you won’t want to leave.

Black Barn – A boutique vineyard where they focus on premium red varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc, their award-winning whites include Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  You can’t beat sitting out under the vines on a hot summers day enjoying a glass of wine.

Elephant Hill – Stylish, warm and inviting, Elephant Hill is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy delicious food and stunning wines whilst taking in breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean and vineyard.

Trinity Hill – Located in the renowned Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District, Trinity Hill is one of Hawke’s Bay’s iconic wineries.  Their flagship Syrah “Homage” is as consistently acclaimed as one of the finest examples of Syrah produced in the region, if not the world.

Urban Winery – The home of Tony Bish Wines and located in the historic National Tobacco Company Art Deco building.  The winery features spectacular egg shaped concrete and French oak fermenters. The perfect stop for Chardonnay lovers.

Birdwoods Gallery/Cafe – A very special place in the heart of beautiful Hawke’s Bay.  Just 3km from Havelock North village, Birdwoods is a ‘must see’ for visitors and  perfect spot for families to visit.  Wander through the extensive sculpture garden and admire the wide range of traditional & contemporary art while enjoying Devonshire Tea.

Outfoxed – A stunning destination in the heart of charming Te Awanga coastal village. From team-building days to stags, hens, and celebrations, they will work with you to design a day that you and your guests will remember forever.  Let us take the wheel to get you there safely so all you need to do is have some fun and enjoy yourself.

Te Mata Peak – Definitely some of the most spectacular 360° views of Hawke’s Bay.

Local Produce & Artisan Products

Black Barn Growers Market (Saturday) – Under a big ring of Plane trees the canvas covered market has its own place nestled in the heart of the vineyard.

Hastings Farmers Market (Sunday) – Meet the growers and producers as you wander at your leisure around this traditional farmers’ market, discovering the diverse range of fresh produce and genuine artisan products grown and produced in Hawke’s Bay.