"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

22 Apr 2015

Feel the heat this winter at the 'The Grill on Gimblett', where chef Jimmy Macken will serve up an authentic wood smoked Southern BBQ, warmed with…

10 Feb 2015

Taste the hotly anticipated Prestige Red wine releases from the fabulous 2013 Gimblett Gravels 'Vintage Of a Lifetime' all under one roof in the…

20 Nov 2014

Vanessa Lucia's dish of herb crusted wagyu beef with fried oysters matched with a Gimblett Gravels red wine has come out on top in our 'Snap the Perfect Pair' competition.…

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