Craggy Range Winery

The story of Craggy Range began with the desire to create a legacy. What happened next surpassed even the expectations of the family who started it.

When Terry Peabody arrived home from a four-week business trip in the fall of 1993 his wife Mary, and daughter Mary-Jeanne, cooked him dinner. The meal was long and leisurely, but not without purpose. Terry wasn’t allowed to leave until he had agreed to go into the wine business. The specification was that the business must never be sold. It was to be a family business, an enduring heritage legacy.

That night, Terry made a commitment to the most important people in his life, and he intended to honor it. The search for a winery began traditionally enough – in France and America, spreading then to Australia. Other business brought him to the edge of the world, to New Zealand: a land of mountains, fire and ice – geographically the youngest country in the world – situated in the sweet latitudes for wine growing.

Tasting Room

Craggy range is open for tasting, winery tours and dining 7 days per week.

Wine Awards

  • Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2002 (International Wine and Spirit 2006, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Craggy Range Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2004 (International Wine and Spirit 2007, New Zealand Gold and Silver Medal Wines)
  • Craggy Range Syrah Block 14 Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2006 (International Wine and Spirit 2008)
  • Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2008)
  • Craggy Range 'The Quarry' (Cabernet Sauvignon) 2001 (International Wine Challenge 2004)
  • Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Block 14 Syrah 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2004)
  • Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2004)
  • Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2005, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Craggy Range Winery Le Sol Syrah 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2006)
  • Craggy Range Marks & Spencer Longe Range Pinot Noir 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2006)
  • Craggy Range le Sol 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2008)
  • Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawkes Bay 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2008)
  • Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, Old Renwick Vineyard, 2008 (International Wine Challenge 2009)
  • Craggy Range Marks and Spencer Te Kahu, 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2009)
  • Craggy Range Merlot, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, 2005 (International Wine Challenge 2009)
  • Craggy Range Pinot Noir, Te Muna Road Vineyard, 2007 (International Wine Challenge 2009)
  • Craggy Range Merlot, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay, 2007 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Craggy Range Merlot, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay, 2008 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Craggy Range The Societys Exhibition Central Otago Pinot Noir, 2009 (International Wine Challenge 2011, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Craggy Range 'Te Kahu' 2007 (TROPHY) (Bragato Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Craggy Range Winery Chardonnay, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2007 (Bragato Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)

Terroir Restaurant

To many people Terroir is an elusive and romantic French term, frequently used to describe the inherent characters of soil, climate and culture, as reflected in a wine or the food from a particular vineyard or region. At Craggy Range the restaurant is called “Terroir” – its name reflecting that its food, the vineyard’s wine and its culture, come together sublimely, in a unique and dramatic setting

Terroir - where your roast chicken is spit-turned in front of you on a roaring wood fire, and the grilled figs were picked one hour before, all served alongside the perfectly matched single vineyard wines of Craggy Range.

Vineyard Cottages

Nestled amongst the vines at Giants Winery, with views of Te Mata Peak and the Tukituki River

The Honeymoon Cottage has one luxurious bedroom including en-suite with bath while the Cellar Master’s and Vineyard Cottage boast two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The cottages have well-appointed kitchens and living areas, all with a free standing wood burner to keep you warm amongst the vines.

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the comfort of your cottage then stroll to Terroir Restaurant for lunch and dinner, or relax on your own terrace.

Only a 7 minute drive from Havelock North and 25 minutes from Napier, the cottages are well situated to indulge in fly fishing, wine tours or simply relaxing in the countryside. As a guest of the Vineyard Cottages you’ll enjoy a complimentary wine tasting of the Craggy Range single vineyard wines.

253 Waimarama Road
Havelock North
Hawkes Bay

P: +64 6 873 7126

CONTACT: Craggy Range