Gimblett Gravels Wine Established in January 2001, Gimblett Gravels is a brand owned by an association of New Zealand wineries and winegrowers in the Hawkes Bay region of the eastern North Island. Gimblett Gravels 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 is basing the ultimate designation of their district according to a tightly specified soil type. The very special gravely soils and unique climatic conditions - together with the expertise of our winemakers - are key elements to producing high quality wines in the Gimblett Gravels district. The district, which includes the internationally acclaimed Gimblett Road, has been building a reputation for producing high quality red wines from 'Bordeaux' red varieties and Syrah. The Gimblett Gravels appellation, covering 800ha, is strictly determined by the gravely Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • Craggy Range Te Kahu 2005


    smooth tannins, rich mouth feel, excellent Read More

    Wine review by zorrito

  • Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot 2005


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    Wine review by 101451timbw 101451 timbw

  • I was lucky enough to attend this tasting in London earlier on in the year. It ... think! Tim.More info on the Gimblett Gravels here..... great wines here... Read More

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  • Trinity Hill Tempranillo Gimblett Gravels 2005


    Trinity Hill is one of the few Tempranillo wine makers in Hawkes Bay and they do it very well. This is a fruit forward wine with smooth tannins and a medium long finish. And like many Hawkes Bay wines, you get a very lush mouth with the higher alcohol content of their Aussie and CA counterparts. Definitely worth a try if you can find it! Read More

    Wine review by MSG3003

  • Wild Rock Gravel Pit Red 2004


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    Wine review by macaw

  • Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2004


    Adam picked up this bottle from Watsons for the tasting at Bacar, Sept 2007. It was a dark horse, that everyboby really loved coming in second of the seven bottle we drank. Read More

    Wine review by Peter

  • Craggy Range Syrah Block 14 2002


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    Wine review by Chris A82

  • Craggy Range Sophia Gimblet Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay 2002


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    Wine review by Chris A82

  • Te Awa Red Blend Gimblett Gravels Boundary 2001


    Medium garnet-colored Bordeaux blend, strong earthiness on nose, but with mild elusive fruit aromas and slight fragrance of wood and spice. Moderate balance aspects, with slight tartness, agreeable bitterness. Medium body, good mouthfeel, but heavily lacking in fruit flavor; very short finish. Read More

    Wine review by winehiker

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