Explore Craggy Range Winery with this tantalising autumn escape

In the shadow of Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay, Craggy Range Winery unfolds across a spectacular landscape bounded by hills and waterways.

In 2023, Craggy Range was named The Real Review’s Top Winery of New Zealand, an accolade that acknowledges a winery’s outstanding quality, craftsmanship, and deep understanding of its vineyards. 

Founded in 1998, Craggy Range produces a collection of iconic wines, across two vineyards in Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough, that are uniquely expressive of their place. From the stony, warm soils of Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay to the volcanic, clay soils of Te Muna Road in Martinborough, these exceptional vineyards produce wines with amazing aromatics, purity, and complexity — wines that are a pure expression of the unique terroir in which they were grown.

The Craggy Range River Lodges offer a stunning private getaway high above the Tukituki River with sweeping views of Te Mata Peak.

It’s not just the wine that Craggy Range is known for; it is widely celebrated as one of the country’s top dining venues, and that, along with its luxury boutique accommodation, makes it a sought-after year-round destination.

High above the Tukituki River, with sweeping views of Te Mata Peak, are the River Lodges, where private luxury extends beyond the interior with a private courtyard and lush lawns and gardens. 

Designed by Clarkson Architects, the lodges were the recipient of a 2020 Gisborne / Hawke’s Bay Architecture Award, with the jury noting: “Designed to offer guests the chance to experience the extraordinary landscapes at Craggy Range, these lodges are exemplars of careful planning, beautiful detailing and impeccable space-making. Versatile glazing creates a permeable envelope and frames the views to be found on all sides, while finely calibrated outdoor spaces provide the right amount of shelter from the Hawke’s Bay sunshine. With an architectural aesthetic that is sensitive both to established buildings on the site and to the landscape itself, these lodges are distinctly ingrained in their context.”

Craggy Range Restaurant is a decadent affair; an intimate, relaxed space to enjoy a seasonal menu paired with Craggy Range wines.

Nearby, Craggy Range Restaurant offers an intimate, comfortable, and relaxed space to enjoy the signature Hawke’s Bay seasonal produce of head chef, Casey McDonald, alongside Craggy Range wines. The restaurant’s kitchen garden produces a diverse selection of fruit, herbs, and vegetables that forms the cornerstone of the menu.

The Craggy Range kitchen garden produces a diverse selection of fruit, herbs and vegetables, which forms the cornerstone of the menu.

Win an autumn escape to Craggy Range Winery valued at $5,020!  

Experience the award-winning Craggy Range wine, cuisine and accommodation with three friends. Sound like the perfect antidote to the fading summer? Enter below.

Includes: 

– A two-night stay at Craggy Range River Lodge

– Dinner or lunch at Craggy Range Vineyard Restaurant for up to four people

– A premium VIP tour of Craggy Range Cellar Door and vineyard 

Enter your details below to go in the draw:

Terms and conditions:

Entries close at 5pm, Sunday 31 March 2024. Competition is only open to those aged 18 years or over. The winner will be notified by email on Wednesday 3 April 2024. Dates of travel are to be agreed directly with Craggy Range, and are subject to availability. By entering, you are opting in to receive email communications from HOME and Craggy Range. 

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