Summer F.A.W.C! 2022LEGENDS WINNERS

Sir Graeme Avery named F.A.W.C!’s first Hawke’s Bay Legend.

Hawke’s Bay Tourism, in conjunction with Cuisine Magazine, is delighted to announce the inaugural F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Legend is Sir Graeme Avery.

Our 2021 Winner

Sir Graeme – along with fellow nominees Sam and Mary Orton, Kate Radburnd, Jeremy Rameka and Kim Thorp – were to be honoured at an event on the opening night of Summer F.A.W.C! at The Old Church. The January event could not go ahead due to the move to ‘red’ on the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

From an incredible field of dedicated and talented food and beverage stars, Sir Graeme’s expansive and long-lasting impact on and amplification of Hawke’s Bay’s reputation as New Zealand’s premier food and wine destination saw him named the inaugural F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Legend.

The 2021 Award

Sir Graeme has received a stunning award made by traditional Māori carver Phil Belcher.

Sam and Mary Orton, Kate Radburnd, Jeremy Rameka and Kim Thorp have been presented with smaller pounamu carvings from Phil Belcher.

Sir Graeme said he was honoured and thrilled to receive the inaugural F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Legends Award and will treasure the Māori carved trophy by Phil Belcher.

"The award reflects the support of all the great people I have worked with in establishing the Hawke’s Bay Food Group, Hawke’s Bay Wine Country Tourism, the New Zealand Food and Wine Tourism Marketing Network, and Sileni winery and visitor centre.

“Thank you to Cuisine and Hawke’s Bay Tourism for sponsoring the award and congratulations to all the other nominees, all of whom I greatly respect and know, and have worked with over the past years. Keep up the great work for the region."

Sir Graeme has received a stunning award made by traditional Māori carver Phil Belcher.

Sam and Mary Orton, Kate Radburnd, Jeremy Rameka and Kim Thorp have been presented with smaller pounamu carvings from Phil Belcher.

Sir Graeme said he was honoured and thrilled to receive the inaugural F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Legends Award and will treasure the Māori carved trophy by Phil Belcher.