Hawke's Bay Legends

Here at F.A.W.C! we are rightly proud of Hawke’s Bay’s legendary food and drink industries. But who are the visionaries who have helped shape New Zealand’s Food and Wine Country into the amazing playground for foodies that it is today?

From the boutique producers of the Wairoa District and the decadent dining of Napier City, to the produce powerhouse that is Hastings District and the prime farmlands of Central Hawke’s Bay, it’s the talented people behind the food and drink that we all enjoy who are leading the way.

From the extraordinarily talented chefs and formidable wine makers who helped established Hawke’s Bay’s vino legacy, to the burgeoning artisan producers and craft brewers who are adding magnitudes to our region’s reputation as a foodie paradise, we want to hear all about it!

Know a winemaker who revolutionised the industry? A food producer whose humble harvest speaks volumes? Or perhaps a chef who has broken new ground? We want to hear from you!

Nominations close June 27, 2021, with the Hawke’s Bay Legend announced at the 10th ever F.A.W.C! Summer Series this November.