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Hawke's Bay

The second largest wine region in New Zealand on the east coast of North Island south of Gisborne, Sub-areas include Gimblett Gravels (with around 800 hectares) and Ngatarawa Triangle. The vineyards cover 4,346 hectares of vineyards mostly in the lowlands on fertile alluvial land, gravel and clay. The floors are equally suitable for white and red wines. Chardonnay and Merlot are the two most common grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are also grown. It is the driest region in the country with the highest number of hours of sunshine, which is why 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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