Hawke’s Bay: The best wine tour for non-snobs
If you’re the sort of person who is unwilling to pay more than $15 for a bottle of wine, the idea of a wine tour can seem a bit pretentious. And intimidating. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good drop. But when I drink wine, I’m pretty sure all I can taste is grapes – not lychees or asparagus or cigar boxes. I spent last weekend in the Hawke’s Bay, the oldest wine region in New Zealand and the second largest, after Marlborough. With more than 75 wineries and 100 vineyards, it would be rude not to have a nosey.