Hawke's Bay Wineries
With 72 wineries on the Hawke's Bay Wine Trail, oenophiles can have their chardonnay—and their merlot and syrah, too. The oldest wine region in New Zealand
is known for its bordeaux blends (it sits at a latitude equivalent to the French region), and sauvignon blanc production is on the rise. Sample safely by arranging a half- or full-day tour to several vineyards—book ahead or stop by the Napier Visitor Centre.