Update 5pm Thurs 16th: Some good news – WineWorks Hawke’s Bay now has power and we aim to start bottling on Monday (20th). There will be a small crew in tomorrow to put away glass, get prepared and ensure our bottling gear is clean and ready to go.
We expect to have limited staff in the short-term, so we may not be able to offer our full range of usual services.
To our team members: please make contact with your Team Leader or Manager and stay safe.
To our clients: an update will be sent to you shortly.

Update 9:30am Thurs 16th: There is still no power at the Hawke’s Bay plant, and currently we have no expectation of when this may be restored. The patchy communications are making it difficult, but while the emergency response is still underway we are staying put. The wines currently in tank on site are all gassed and secure, and all stock is dry and securely stored.

If you have any specific questions, these Hawkes Bay emails are being monitored: Logistics.hb@wineworks.co.nz Planner.hb@wineworks.co.nz admin.hb@wineworks.co.nz warehouse@wineworks.co.nz

Update 4pm Wed 15th: Unfortunately, the Hawke’s Bay plant still has no power and we are unsure when operations can resume. Our Hawke’s Bay team who may be able to get to work have been asked not to come on site until advised by their managers.

Update 9am Wed 15th: WineWorks Hawke’s Bay will remain closed today as there is currently no power at the site. We don’t yet know when this may resume so will continue to place updates about the situation as further information comes to hand. There is no flooding at the site, so all product is safe.

WineWorks Hawke’s Bay is currently closed due to Cyclone Gabrielle.

We will assess the situation as we get more information from the team, and we will give further updates on what is expected to happen moving forward.

At this stage, power outages and communication infrastructure damage has resulted in difficulties to contact our colleagues in the area.

As information comes in, we will update our team and customers directly where possible.

Please check in our Latest News, or Facebook page for more updates.

Our thoughts go out to our friends in Hawke’s Bay and also to the wider community of the region.