Annual Wine Club Day

Saturday, 27 February 2021

11am – 4pm

Deep Purple Wine Club Day 2021

Join us for the tenth annual Deep Purple Wine Club Day, where we showcase the very best Craggy Range has to offer and demonstrate just how much we appreciate you, our closest friends.

With free-flowing wine and unlimited access to our winemakers and viticulturalists, as well as wine masterclasses featuring wines from all over the world, there will be opportunities to learn about wine throughout the day. Our Craggy Range Restaurant will be serving up the best local produce at food stations across the site. With music, merriment, and much more, Deep Purple Wine Club Day is an unforgettable experience.



Wine & Vineyard Masterclasses

2019 In depth with Julian Grounds


11.30am – 12.30pm

1.45pm – 2.45pm

Head Chief Winemaker, Julian Grounds, guide you through the upcoming release of Craggy Range’s 2019 Prestige wines. In what marks the first return to a full suite of Prestige wines for three years, 2019 is readily appearing to be one of the most anticipated vintages in our history. Julian will outline how a combination of near-perfect vintage conditions, low crops and vine age has resulted in intensity and energy in the wines where the quality is undeniable. 2019 also marks the first release with Julian at the helm, and as such he will give his insight into respecting the history whilst striving for constant evolution and improvement.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop, entry is given on a first-in basis.

Viticulture; the Jono Hamlet way


12.00 pm – 12.30 pm

1.45 pm – 2.15 pm 

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm 

Take a stroll through the vines with National Vineyard Manager Jonathan Hamlet, one of New Zealand’s leading specialists in Organic viticulture. Jono is the past chair of Organic Winegrowers New Zealand and brings a wealth of knowledge to our various Organic and Biodiversity projects and trials that we are running across our vineyards. Learn how we grow, why we do it that way and Jono’s vision for the future of viticulture at Craggy Range.

The Stations


Let me paint you a picture… you’re relaxing in a bean bag, looking out over the lake to the spectacular escarpment of Te Mata Peak, the Hawke’s Bay sun is shining and you have a glass of Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc in one hand and a mussel fritter in the other. Surely this is heaven on earth!

Our lakefront seafood station has a mouth watering menu alongside our crisp, aromatic whites.

Garden Party

Our restaurant kitchen garden, tucked away at the far end of Giants, is transformed for the day into the perfect afternoon party venue. Great wine and delicious bites (think goats cheese & green pea quiche and lamb shoulder tagine) all come together for a spot you’ll find hard to leave.

The Terrace

Arguably the best view in the house, the Restaurant Terrace is the perfect spot to take in the scenes, enjoy a cheese plate and plan your next move.

Under the Oaks

Chocolate, caramel, strawberry and coffee. Have we got your attention? Just a taste or hang out all day, no judgment on how many times you visit the dessert station!

Our friends at Hawthorne Coffee are here for the day too if you need a little pick me up.


Our newest addition to the Craggy Range family, Mary’s is a neighbourhood restaurant in Havelock North who will be popping up on our front lawn for the day.

She serves an epic burger, so make sure you follow the yellow umbrellas and stop by for a bite.

Pre-release tasting of the 2019 Prestige Collection

Get an early look and taste through the full suite of 2019 Prestige Collection wines before their release in June. The 2019 vintage is highly anticipated, with Chief Winemaker, Julian Grounds, describing the growing conditions that season as ‘near-perfect’.

Back Vintage tasting & Cellar Door

We’ve raided the cellar and pulled out a few gems to showcase the age-ability of our wines. Get a glimpse of what you could see a few years down the line for your Craggy Range wines, if you can wait that long!

Our highly knowledgeable cellar door team are here to answer all your questions, and take care of purchases on the day.

The Entertainment

Join local singer/songwriter Eilish Rose at Mary’s.

Furthermore, make sure you keep an eye out for the Craggy Range amphitheatre and Sophia barrel hall for some yet to be released performances.


Our courtesy shuttles will leave Giants Winery from 3.45 pm onwards.


Shuttle departs  Napier i-Site for Giants Winery 

Departures:  10.30 am

Shuttle departs Giants Winery for Napier i-Site

Departures:  3.50 pm | 4.00 pm

Shuttle departs  Havelock North i-Site for Giants Winery 

Departures: 10.30 am | 10.45 am | 11 am

Shuttle departs Giants Winery for Havelock North i-Site

Departures: 3.45 pm | 4 pm | 4.15 pm

Please note the shuttles will be operated on a first come, first served basis. Please be on time for the first bus to leave, so no delays are caused.


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