Coveted Vintages Make HOT RED a Must Do For Wine Lovers


They are the vintages that connoisseurs rave about and now wine lovers will be able to taste many of them, at this year’s Hot Red Hawke’s Bay wine shows.

The cellar doors of more than 30 of the region’s finest wineries come together for this popular event in Auckland and Wellington, with more than 200 wines to sample – including the legendary 2013 and 2014 vintages.

For the first time in the 12-year history, Hot Red Hawke’s Bay is offering exclusive Wine Master Classes led by four Hawke’s Bay experts. Winemakers Hugh Crichton from Vidal Estate and Tony Bish from Sacred Hill Winery will host the Wellington Wine Master Class. Tim Turvey the co-owner and winemaker from Clearview Estate Winery and John Hancock, the founder and owner of Trinity Hill, will run the Auckland Master Class.

“We are thrilled to have the pedigree of these presenters at our first-ever Wine Master Class. These four hosts are some of the New Zealand’s most-respected, award-winning and internationally-experienced winemakers,” James Medina, Hawke’s Bay Wine Growers Association Executive Officer, says.

“Together they have more than 100 year’s combined experience. Couple this knowledge with their charismatic personalities and passion for Hawke’s Bay wine and we are sure these classes will sell out fast.”

The 30-minute sessions will focus on the region’s elegant Chardonnays. Wine Master Classes are an additional $10 per person on the $40 ticket price for Hot Red Hawke’s Bay. To book tickets, go to

Hot Red Hawke’s Bay in Auckland, Wednesday, 10 June, 2015

Time: 6pm – 9pm (Wine Master Class 6pm – 6.30pm)

Maritime Room, Maritime Museum, 175 Quay Street.

Hot Red Hawke’s Bay in Wellington, Thursday, 11 June, 2015

Time: 6pm – 9pm (Wine Master Class 6pm – 6.30pm)

Mac’s Function Centre, Taranaki St Wharf.

Prepared on behalf of Hawke’s Bay Wine Association by Goode PR.  For further information please contact Hayley McLarin at Goode PR on (09) 480 9948,

Wineries attending Red Hot Hawke’s Bay:

Alpha Domus
Ant Mackenzie Wines
Ash Ridge Wines
Babich Wines
Beach House Wines (Wellington only)
Church Road Winery
Clearview Estate Winery
Craggy Range
Crossroads Wines
Cypress Wines
Easthope Winegrowers
Elephant Hill
Esk Valley
Lime Rock Wines
Mills Reef
Mission Estate Winery
Ngatarawa Wines
Osawa Wines (Auckland only)
Pask Winery
Rod McDonald Wines
Sacred Hill
Sileni Estates
Squawking Magpie
Stonecroft (Wellington only)
Te Awa Collection
Te Mata Estate
Tironui Wines (Auckland only)
Trinity Hill
Unison Vineyard
Villa Maria

About Hawke’s Bay Wine Region:

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s longest-established wine-producing region
One of the sunniest areas in New Zealand, the climate in Hawke’s Bay is similar to Bordeaux – The majority of the Hawke’s Bay’s wineries are family-owned, providing a true artisan experience. Of the 266 vineyards within the region, 96.2% are Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accredited

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