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

- James Halliday

GIMBLETT GRAVELS

- 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

23 Jun 2014

By submitting your entry and by entering the Competition you agree to these rules.
The competition is open to NZ residents aged 18 years or over.…

20 May 2014

Two GIMBLETT GRAVELS® wines have taken top honours at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London, demonstrating the remarkable quality of both red and white varieties from the District.…

12 May 2014

Roll up, roll up....call into Caros between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 9th August to taste some of the Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District's finest drops.…

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