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Hawke's Bay

The second largest winegrowing region in New Zealand on the east coast of North Island south of Gisborne, Subregions are for example Gimblett Gravels (with around 800 hectares) and Ngatarawa Triangle. The vineyards cover 4,346 hectares of vineyards mostly in the lowlands on fertile alluvial soil, gravel and clay. The soils are equally well suited for white and red wines. Chardonnay and Merlot are the two most common grape varieties, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. It is the driest region in the country with the highest number of hours of sunshine, so many vineyards are artificial irrigation reliant. Well-known producers are Brookfields, Corbans Craggy Range, Goldwater Estate, Kemblefield, Matariki, Mission Estate. Montana. Morton Estate, Ngatarawa, Nobilo, Sacred Hill, Stonecroft, Te Mata. Trinity Hill. Vidal Estate. Villa Maria,

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