About Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc

Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc is the official regional wine industry organisation representing all wineries and growers. Formed in 2006, early growers and winemakers organisations amalgamated to form one industry body. Our aim is to build the Hawke's Bay fine wine category in achieving international recognition as a sustainable and profitable world class wine producing region. We have over 80 winery members and over 170 grower members

About Hawkes Bay Wine Growers

Regional Promotion and Marketing

Raising the profile of Hawke's Bay Wine is an important part of our strategic plan and is critical to the long-term future in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Promotional activities take place regionally, nationally and internationally .

Regional marketing has been developed around a red wine promotion platform. This enables us to tell the story of Hawke's Bay terrôir, and so, other varieties and sub-regions in turn. Members are able to access all regional promotional material to ensure a consistent and cohesive story is told.

Advocacy

Working with NZ Winegrowers and local and central government, Hawke's Bay Winegrowers represents the interests of the regional industry.

Research

The Hawke's Bay Focus Research Group investigates and contracts research relating specifically to Hawke's Bay industry issues in order to maintain and increase quality.

Findings and reports from previous research can be accessed via the Members Section of this website and are free.

Education

Hawke's Bay Winegrowers are part of the liaison and workings groups within the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) Wine and Viticulture programmes.  See www.eit.ac.nz

Membership Information

Membership

Automatic Membership: All wineries and grape growers paying a levy to NZ Winegrowers are automatically members of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc at no charge.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available at the discretion of the Board at a cost of $75.00 plus GST per annum for individuals or $200.00 plus GST for a corporate membership. Students can become members free of charge but will not receive the WINE Hawke's Bay magazine as part of their membership.

Associate Members are invited to attend all seminars and field days, and receive copies of communications from the Association but have no voting rights at Special or Annual General Meetings.

If you are a new winery or grower or just want more information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 06 876 3418.

Directors and Staff

Directors and Staff

Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association Inc is governed by a Board of eight Directors and managed by the Executive Officer.

Directors

The Directors are elected by ballot by members of both grape growers and winemakers voting groups. The current directors of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association Incorporated are:

  • Nicholas Buck, Te Mata Estate Winery (Chair)
  • Alwyn Corban, Ngatarawa Wines
  • Michael Henley, Trinity Hill
  • Paul Ham, Alpha Domus
  • Xan Harding, Black Bridge Estate (Deputy Chair)
  • Mandy Keesing, Triple Terrace Estate
  • Bruce Nimon, Kokako Vineyard
  • Chris Wilcock, Ash Ridge Wines

 

Staff

  • Executive Officer - James Medina

Associate Membership

Become an Associate Member of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc and receive each issue of WINE Hawke's Bay on publication. Contact us for more information on Associate membership.

Associate Membership Rates

Individual $85 + GST

Corporate $225 + GST

Corporate members also receive a complimentary direct marketing distribution opportunity to HBWG members each year through either email database or postal. Material subject to HBWG approval

Website Links

Website Links

New Zealand Winegrowers
The organisation that represents, promotes and researches the national and international interests of the New Zealand wine industry.

Hawke's Bay Charity Wine Auction
New Zealand's oldest charity wine auction takes place on the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend annually.

Hawke's Bay Tourism
A site containing essential information for visitors to Hawke's Bay including events, accommodation and visitor attractions.

Classic NZ Wine Trail
A wine tourism site promoting wineries along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. The ultimate self driving holiday providing a comprehensive trail guide encompassing Hawke's Bay and other wine regions.

Hawke's Bay Opera House
Hawke's Bay's theatre, events and conferencing centre in the centre of Hastings.

Eastern Institute of Technology
EIT Hawke's Bay provides a wide range of tertiary grapegrowing and winemaking programmes. EIT is the principal sponsor of the Harvest Hawke's Bay Wine and Food Festival.
Wine Show
A website providing details of all major New Zealand wine shows including results and entry details for producers.

Hastings District Council

Napier City Council

Central Hawke's Bay District Council
>Hawke's Bay Regional Council