Welcome to Poverty Bay Wine


Poverty Bay Wine Estates Ltd

Poverty Bay Wine Estates Ltd draws its name from one of New Zealand’s most fertile and temperate horticultural plains, described somewhat inaccurately by Captain James Cook in 1769, as “Poverty Bay”.

Cook’s faulty assessment may have been based more on the unfriendly reception from the local tribes than a detailed analysis of climate and growing conditions around Gisborne.
Now more than 230 years later the Poverty Bay plains produce some of New Zealand’s finest red and white wines, as well as fruit and vegetables of all descriptions, year round.

Poverty Bay Wines are produced under two labels, Bridge Estate, for the Bordeaux blend and Le Pont for our french-styled Chardonnay and Syrah

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