Hawke's Bay Wine Country is New Zealand's leading food and wine region. With over 2200 hours of sunshine, Hawke's Bay is a year-round holiday destination with an eclectic mix of visual and sensory experiences.
Located on the east coast of the North Island, the landscapes of Hawke's Bay begin with the high, forested Ruahine and Kawkeka Ranges. From the mountains the land sweeps down towards the coast, flattening out to become the Heretaunga Plains. A number of wide rivers, excellent for fishing, run swiftly to meet the blue Pacific Ocean and glorious beaches which stretch from Mahia in the north to Porangahau in the south.
Hawke's Bay is the country's oldest winemaking region and is New Zealand's leading producer of award winning red wines. Hawke's Bay is also home to a world-class concentration of Art Deco architecture, fresh local produce and artisan food producers complemented by a vibrant arts scene and a rich Maori culture.
The region also hosts a number of 'must see' events throughout the year.
January - Blues, Brews and BBQ's Enjoy the traditional kiwi summer lifestyle - live music, brews and BBQ's all on hand with the festival. What more could you want with various stalls of brews, cider, wines and a selection of superb food.
February - Harvest Hawke's Bay, a celebration of the region's wine and food. This stunning weekend in beautiful Hawke's Bay will give you a taste of what the wineries have to offer whilst being entertained in all sorts of ways.
March - Experience the natural outdoor concert venues at one of Hawke's Bay's many wineries, with events such as The Mission Concert, Church Road Jazz Concert or Black Barn's concert series. A fantastic way to enjoy the summer with friends, soaking up the atmosphere with great wine and fantastic entertainment.
If you're looking for seasonal horticultural work in New Zealand, then the Hawkes Bay is one of the best locations.
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