Deep Purple Wine Club Day 2022

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2022

11am – 4pm

Welcome to Craggy Range

Join us for the 11th Annual Deep Purple Wine Club Day, where we showcase the very best Craggy Range has to offer.

With free-flowing wine and unlimited access to our winemakers and viticulturalists,  Deep Purple Day 2022 presents many opportunities to immerse yourself into all things Craggy Range.

Our Restaurant will be serving up the best local produce at food stations across the site and the Cellar Door team will be stocked with plenty of special bottles to take home.

With music, merriment, and much more, we are looking forward to seeing you all return to Craggy Range for another unforgettable day at Giants Winery.




Wine Tastings & Experiences

Exploration of the 2020 Prestige Collection with Julian Grounds


Taste wines from this incredible vintage with Julian and our winemaking team. Whether or not you have already previewed wines from your February and June shipments, Chief Winemaker, Julian Grounds will guide you through the 2020 release and explore what you can expect from each wine in years to come.


The Sustainable Future of Viticulture with Jonathan Hamlet


12.00 pm – 12.30 pm   |   1.30 pm – 2.00 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. Taste wines created as a result of organic trials that we are running across our vineyards, learn how we plan to grow more sustainably and why this is so incredibly important in Jono’s vision for the future of viticulture at Craggy Range.


The Lakefront

Enjoy a range of freshly grilled seafood paired with your favourite aromatic whites. Unleash your competitive side over a game of Jenga or lounge the day away, overlooking spectacular views of Te Mata Peak.


She is famous for turning your ‘just one drink’ into midnight cocktails, and her corner of Deep Purple Day is sure to be just as hard to leave. We could talk about the burgers or the music but Mary’s needs no introduction – follow the yellow umbrellas and dance your way to deliciousness.

The Picnic Party

The freshest corner of Giants is transformed into the perfect afternoon venue all set to celebrate the opening of our Restaurant’s secret weapon – our brand new organic kitchen garden. Enjoy a picnic created with produce grown in this very spot, and preview the young fruits, vegetables, and herbs soon to be introduced to the Craggy Range Restaurant menu.

The Restaurant Terrace

Refill your glass at our Lakefront bar and take a moment to plan your next move. Without a doubt the best view in the house, the Restaurant Terrace is the perfect spot to take in the scenery and catch up with friends, old and new.

The Cheese Table

Cheese novice, cheese expert, or just die-hard cheese lover – no matter your level, this is one station you will come back to more than once. Meet James Clairmont of Craggy Range Dairy and sample a range of his award-winning sheep’s milk cheeses, aged at his farm just across the Tuki Tuki river.

The Dessert Bar

The best spot to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth, paired perfectly with a little pick-me-up from our friends at Hawthorne Coffee.

Casey's Diner Pop-Up

For one hour only, Casey’s Diner returns to Craggy Range, featuring the finest’n’fanciest house made loaded hot-dogs, made using Craggy Range pinot noir & locally sourced grass fed beef. Choose your own adventure with an array of toppings, including gentleman’s relish, béchamel sauce and house made pickles. You bring the appetite, we will supply the napkins.

2.30pm – 3.30pm


In Conversation with Julian Grounds and Casey McDonald

Having worked their way around the globe, both Casey & Julian have now firmly planted their roots in Hawke’s Bay. They have been instrumental in creating change and inspiring influence in their respective positions over the last few years. What is their aspiration for our region’s culinary and viticultural future, and what similarities and challenges continue to inspire them both?

Join Julian, Casey, and Craggy Range Director Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson in the Craggy Range Amphitheatre for this in-depth discussion at the following times:

12.00 pm – 12.20 pm   |   1.30 pm – 1.50 pm


Your Chance to Win

Spend $1000 in the Cellar Door on Deep Purple Day and receive a $100 Craggy Range Restaurant voucher to use in the next 12 months.

Sign a friend up for a Prestige membership before 2 pm on the day and both you and your friend will be entered into a draw to win the ultimate Craggy Range experience.
Enjoy two nights of accommodation in one of our River Lodges, a private seated tasting, and dinner for four at the Craggy Range Restaurant.
(conditions apply)

Back Vintage Tastings & Cellar Door

We have raided the cellar and chosen a selection of stand-out gems to showcase our wines in their prime. Enjoy a preview of what is to come with your favourite Craggy Range wines safely tucked away at home, or simply revisit some of your personal go-to vintages enjoyed over the years.

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

The Entertainment

Local favourite Joe Cole brings the Craggy Range garden to life for the duration of your Deep Purple Day experience, concluding with a magnetic performance in the Sophia Barrel Hall at 2.30 pm

DJ Highkings and saxophonist Ella Polczyk keep the party vibes going all day in the Mary’s lakefront marquee.


Our courtesy shuttles will leave Giants Winery from 3.30 pm onwards.

Shuttles depart  NAPIER i-Site for Giants Winery 

Departures:  10.45 am & 11 am

  Shuttles depart Giants Winery for NAPIER i-Site

Departures:  3.30 pm | 4.00 pm

Shuttles depart HAVELOCK NORTH i-Site for Giants Winery 

Departures: 10.45 am | 11.30 am

Shuttles depart Giants Winery for HAVELOCK NORTH i-Site

Departures: 3.30 pm | 4.15 pm

Please note the shuttles will be operated on a first-come, first-served basis for those registered. To avoid delays, please be on time.
If you have not registered for the bus shuttle, please contact us to do so before Monday 19th of September 2022.



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