Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

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Sheena Revington
26-Jul-2018
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The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 27 years in 2018 with Hawke’s Bay’s most talented winemakers providing over 40 lots of wine, many of which are being specially blended.

Established in 1991, The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is the oldest wine auction in New Zealand.

The idea was born from a casual conversation between local winemakers, Alan Limmer (then Stonecroft Winery), John Buck of Te Mata Estate Winery and Kate Radburnd of CJ Pask Winery.

They believed there was a need for the regional wine industry to demonstrate its ability to be a contributing member of the community and to promote Hawke’s Bay wine to New Zealand. Cranford Hospice was approached with the idea of a charity wine auction and the rest is now history.

On average, the auction has raised in excess of $100,000 annually, with a record $202,000 raised in 2017.

The auction is supported by Hawke’s Bay’s wine industry providing wine lots at no cost. The event attracts those interested in the finer aspects of life, those that enjoy quality and recognise the importance of being associated with a high-end event, and ultimately a worthy community cause close to all our hearts.

The relationship between Cranford Hospice and the wine industry has become more and more personal over the years the auction has been running. There is a very strong association among individual winemakers and producers with this event and wine auction lots are selected and submitted with a great deal of thought, consideration and generosity.

Cranford Hospice has always been the sole beneficiary of the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the website www.hawkesbaywineauction.co.nz