"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

25 May 2015

Media Release – for immediate release
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – 25th May 2015…

18 May 2015

The GIMBLETT GRAVELS WINE GROWING DISTRICT has further cemented its position as one of the world's top Syrah producers, with its wines winning a…

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…

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