Villa Maria Regions01. Auckland02. Gisborne03. Hawkes Bay04. Marlborough
Hawkes Bay is located on the East Coast of the North Island.
The main urban areas are Napier and Hastings.
Hawkes Bay has 2198 hours of sunshine in an average year.
The region's average annual rainfall is 803 mm.
The average temperature in the Hawkes Bay region is 13.8°C.
Hawke's Bay's long, hot summers and cool winters offer the best weather for growing grapes. The climate is dry and temperate.
The region offers myriad soil types and a climate ideal for growing a range of grape varietals. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the major grape varietals planted in the region.