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Hawke's Bay Wine Auction touts 'exceptional' lineup

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An exception line up of 43 auction lots, with an abundance of premium, specially crafted wines, exclusive winery meals and experiences, a travel package to Vanuatu, and an outstanding painting by Mauricio Benega will be up for grabs at the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction this Saturday.

But, that's not all.. Back by popular demand a ‘VINTEC INSTANT WINE CELLAR’ will also be auctioned, the lot comprises of a VINTEC 170 Bottle single-zone/multi-temp wine cabinet, and a very special collection of 54 bottles of Hawke's Bay wine, across great vintages and many outstanding accolades.

It’s new, it’s exciting.. The inaugural ‘AMBASSADOR BLEND’ lot! Event Ambassador - Mike McRoberts, James Beck of Bistronomy and Tony Bish have all collaborated to bring together a very special opportunity featuring wine, food and great company - full details will be revealed on the day.

More than 500 wine lovers, along with a contingent of wine media are expected at the largest Hawke’s Bay charity auction which will be held at the Hastings City Art Gallery. Guests will wander the room speaking with winemakers while tasting often unique and always interesting wines on auction. This is followed by the fun and lively auction in the main gallery with auctioneers Bryan Thomson, Harcourts NZ CEO, and Chris Kennedy GM of Harcourts Gold. Raise your paddles to walk away with some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines.

"Project Manager, Elisha Milmine said ‘Whether you’re a novice wine lover, enthusiastic collector or sophisticated entertainer there is there is a blend, a collection, an experience that will captivate everyone."

Preparations for the auction had been ongoing since the previous event and involved more than 80 corporate partners, who had pitched in to ensure all auction proceeds could be donated to Cranford Hospice.

"WineWorks, CEO - Tim Nowell-Usticke, says ‘We love being the Principal Sponsor of the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction, this world-class and fun event showcases not only the incredible talent in our winemakers here in Hawke’s Bay, but also raises much needed funds for Cranford Hospice."

Hawke’s Bay organic apple grower and newcomer to the wine industry, John Bostock has donated the very first wine from his first 2017 vintage in memory of the late Vicki Bostock.

"We created Bostock Wines in memory of my late wife Vicki. We were so grateful to Cranford Hospice for helping look after her, so we have donated this very special wine to hopefully raise some decent funds for Cranford to enable them to care for others. They really do such an amazing job." Says John Bostock.

The unique wine blends up for auction were put to the test during a pre-tasting event at Napier Conference Centre on 2nd October, guests were very impressed by the exceptional line up.

Get a syndicate together, come along taste the superb wines, chat to many of the country’s finest winemakers and growers, then raise your paddles and bid for the offerings that capture your attention.

$50 Tickets on sale at

This year’s Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is on November 9th at the Hastings City Art Gallery. Tickets are being snapped up fast, numbers are limited and typically sell out - so be in quick, or to register for absentee bidding, visit

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