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New cellar door in Hastings

A new cellar door has opened in Hastings this week with funding from the Covid-19 relief fund to Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers, the region’s wine industry body for grape growers and winemakers.

The new cellar door will feature a rotating range of wines, including many that are not widely seen due to small production from producers without their own facilities.

The new cellar door will be open for 13 weeks from now through to Sunday 8 November. It will be open for 20 hours hours each week.

Visit the new Hawke’s Bay Wine Cellar Door on the corner of Warren and Heretaunga streets from 1pm on Thursday and Friday, 11am on Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday. Closing hours vary.

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