On Saturday morning, Craggy Range’s Brand Manager Hannah Burns took me up Te Mata Peak. It was supposed to be a run, but this is incredibly steep, so we walked most and ran a bit. It’s truly spectacular, and fortunately the weather turned it on. This is a chunk of marine limestone that rises 400 m up, and at the top the views are quite spectacular. Most of New Zealand hasn’t really had a summer yet, but the Hawke’s Bay wine region has been very dry and the prospects are on for a really good vintage. From the top of the peak, you can see how dry it has been.