"not just a very special parcel, it is a sacred site"

- James Halliday


- a  brand representing some of the world's finest full bodied red wines created from a special terroir located in Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand.

In 2001, wine producers and winegrowers with land in this special area, formed the GIMBLETT GRAVELS Winegrowers Association in order to, collectively, promote wines from this special area to the world.

The GIMBLETT GRAVELS brand combines the French concept of terroir with modern day thinking to define, protect and market wine. In what is believed to be a first for winegrowers in the New World - wine growing countries outside Europe - GIMBLETT GRAVELS wines are  based on the ultimate designation of their district according to a tightly specified soil type.

The GIMBLETT GRAVELS Winegrowing District, covering 800ha, is strictly determined by the gravelly soils laid down by the old Ngaruroro River, which were exposed after a huge flood in the 1860's.

Latest Articles

30 Sep 2015

Gimbett Gravels® reds are “the wave of the future for the world’s great red wines” according to leading US wine commentator Dan Berger.…

28 Sep 2015

An excerpt from Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences, 24 September 2015 “The query I heard Tuesday came at a tasting of Gimblett…

25 Sep 2015

Tasting reveals excellence Leading media, trade and educators from San Francisco came together at Farallon restaurant, San Francisco, this…

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