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 & favourite spots!

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, our award-winning whites include Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  Don’t forget to try their ImaGINation Black Barn Barrel Aged Gin … amazing!

Paritua – Located in the heart of the Hawkes Bay Wine Region in the ‘Bridge Pa Triangle’ District. Paritua produces premium red wines – our personal favourite is 21:12.

Smith & Sheth – Experience an intimate sensory wine journey across New Zealand in the first of it’s kind wine studio or enjoy a glass of their award winning wines in the urban cellar door.  This is truly an experience like no other!

Oak Estate Cellar Door & Kitchen – A boutique winery located in the Bridge Pa Triangle offering a relaxed atmosphere with home made food and fantastic wine.  You cannot leave without trying their homemade pate.

Hastings Distillers – Awarding winning Hastings Distillers is New Zealand’s first producer of certified organic artisan spirits and liqueurs. Their decades long backgrounds in winemaking provides an ideal starting point to further explore our long time love of all things botanical and spiritous.

Brave Brewing Co – A small award-winning brewery located in the heart of Hastings.  At Brave, they’re passionate about the art & craft of brewing.  Sit back, relax and sip on some of their finest brews, from ‘The People’s Pils’ (a German-style Pilsner) to ‘Stay Gold’ a Pacific Wheat Ale.

Roosters Craft Brewery – Roosters is not just a bar. It’s the place to fill up on delicious food and a cracking range of craft beers.

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.  Wander through the extensive sculpture garden and admire the wide range of traditional & contemporary art while enjoying Devonshire Tea.

Stunning Views

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.


Need a good coffee to start the day? Specialty coffee and French-made pastries … need we say more.

Real World

Located just behind Cupple, Real World produces natural plant based hand & body products, handcrafted right here in Hawke’s Bay.