40 Masters of Wine Visit

Elephant Hill viticulturist Jon Peet explaining sub-region climate and soil at our Te Awanga vineyard.

Elephant Hill had the pleasure to welcome 40 Masters of Wine to Hawke’s Bay with light refreshment and a vineyard tour accompanied by our viticulturist Jon Peet and Cellar Master Alex Breen.
It is the first time since 2005 that an official Institute of Master of Wine tour has been to New Zealand, so is being see as a milestone event for the Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand wine industry.
During the short Hawke’s Bay trip, the Masters of Wine walked through the vineyards of Gimblett Gravels and Elephant Hill’s Te Awanga coastal site as well as attending Syrah masterclass led by Warren Gibson of Trinity Hill, Hugh Crichton from Vidals and Craggy Range's Julian Grounds, where 16 of Hawke's Bay's most iconic Syrahs will be examined.

There will also be an in-depth look at aged and new Chardonnays before dining at Craggy Range, where 15 Hawke's Bay wineries will show their wines over dinner..

Kalos Chan