The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 29 years in 2020 with Hawke’s Bay’s most talented winemakers providing over 40 lots of wine, many of which are being specially blended

We are monitoring the unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, and have been in discussions to determine how Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction might be conducted this year. At this stage plans are proceeding, we will make an announcement once any decisions are made.

The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is possible due to a group of very talented and successful winemakers and artists, coming together to donate, showcase and celebrate their works on a national and international stage. The success of this event allows all contributors to acknowledge those less fortunate in our community by gifting auction proceeds to Cranford Hospice.

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This year marked Tony Bish of The Urban Winery 40th vintage making exceptional Chardonnay.

We thought these were very wise words of sentiment from The Urban Winery team.

“Along with 40 years have come surprises, challenges, changes, and things unprecedented; this current time is unlike any other and yet, it's just one season. It will end. There will be another vintage next year and the year after.
People will come together again.
Hands will collect the fruits of their labour.
We're here with you. We'll be here when this season is over and we'll work to rebuild. Together. “

Great imagery from Richard Brimer.This year marked Tony's 40th vintage.
40 times the seasons have changed.
For 40 years, people have come together, hands have worked hard to collect the fruit, ferment the wine, and build the Hawkes Bay industry we're so proud of.
Along with 40 years have come surprises, challenges, changes, and things unprecedented; this current time is unlike any other and yet, it's just one season. It will end. There will be another vintage next year and the year after.
People will come together again.
Hands will collect the fruits of their labour.
We're here with you. We'll be here when this season is over and we'll work to rebuild. Together.

A special thank you to our friends and neighbours who helped harvest and to Richard Brimer for his excellent photos.
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This year marked Tony Bish of The Urban Winery 40th vintage making exceptional Chardonnay. 

We thought these were very wise words of sentiment from The Urban Winery team.

“Along with 40 years have come surprises, challenges, changes, and things unprecedented; this current time is unlike any other and yet, its just one season. It will end. There will be another vintage next year and the year after. 
People will come together again. 
Hands will collect the fruits of their labour. 
Were here with you. Well be here when this season is over and well work to rebuild. Together. “

Great imagery from Richard Brimer.

 

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Bloody liquid gold his Chardonnay too! 💛🥂☀️

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WineWork’s contributions, time and support to The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is greatly appreciated. We thank them for giving back to our community by helping to bring comfort to those in palliative care in Hawke’s Bay. WineWorks began in 1995 to provide key bottling infrastructure for wineries. In the 20+ years since we’ve grown with our winery customers, to ensure we have adequate capacity for the New Zealand wine industry.