Giants Winery lies at the heart of Craggy Range


Aesthetically inspired by the practical farming architecture of New Zealand

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This is where the unique Craggy Range experience begins...

Craggy Range is a family owned winery established in 1997 named by U.S publication Wine Enthusiast Magazine as New World Winery of the Year in 2014. 

Giants Winery is situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The buildings are aesthetically inspired by the practical farming architecture of New Zealand and the glamour of Bordeaux. The Peabody family in consultation with Architect John Blair and designer Pamela Brown, have created something very special with locally sourced natural materials, circular and barn-like forms, a patchwork of different buildings each with their own purpose, surrounded by lakes, lawns, and of course a vineyard.

The Giants Winery complex and vineyard is home to the Craggy Range Cellar Door and the award winning Terrôir Restaurant. Nestled amongst the vines, the four Craggy Range Vineyard Cottages offer self-contained boutique accommodation. 

Our most prized wine, 'Sophia' is made in its own specially designed fermentation and barrel cellar. The Giants winery is a collection of three cellars - a circular cellar called 'Sophia', where Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are fermented separately in 8000 litre French oak cuves; a temperature controlled secondary fermentation cellar, and an underground maturation cellar, appropriately called 'The Quarry' to commemorate the battles over the best use of the Gimblett Gravels area.

Te Mata Peak is steeped in the legends of the local Maori people, it is a place at once powerful but also serene.
 

Giants Winery Hours


Terrôir Restaurant

Winter: Sunday 29 March 2015 - Sunday 1 November 2015
Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday; dinner Wednesday to Saturday

Summer: Monday 2 November 2015 - Monday 28 March 2016 
Open for lunch Monday - Sunday; dinner Monday to Saturday  

Cellar Door

Winter: Sunday 29 March 2015 - Sunday 1 November 2015 
Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm 

Summer: Monday 2 November 2015 - Monday 28 March 2016
Monday to Sunday 10.00 am- 6.00 pm 

(Closed Labour Day - 26 October 2015, Christmas Day - 25 December 2015, Deep Purple Wine Club Day - 5 March 2016, Good Friday - 25 March 2016. The restaurant and Cellar Door will close for maintenance Monday 13 July 2015 - Tuesday 28 July 2015). 

The Legend of the Sleeping Giant