Winery profile

Spotlight on: Trinity Hill

A closer look at one of Hawkes Bay's iconic wine producers

The Trinity Hill story began in 1987, when John Hancock met Robert and Robyn Wilson in their London restaurant Bleeding Heart. Over a bottle of John's award-winning Chardonnay, the concept of a Hawkes Bay winery was born.

John recognised the outstanding potential of the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district and was convinced they could produce world-class wines from this very special part of New Zealand. In 1993, Trinity Hill became one of the sub region's early pioneers, planting grape vines on a barren plot on what was the former bed of the Ngaruroro River.

Today, the Trinity Hill range of wines includes:
·         Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Range (White label) – wines made from grapes sourced throughout the region
·         Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels (Black label) – wines made from grapes sourced from estate vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels
·         Trinity Hill Homage – The best of what Trinity Hill offers

Warren Gibson – Chief Winemaker 

Warren began his winemaking career in New Zealand in 1986 with John Hancock at Morton Estate. When Trinity Hill was established in 1997, Warren joined the winery to work with John. Since then, he has been named New Zealand Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine (2005), and Winemaker of the Year at the Mercedes Benz Hawkes Bay Wine Show (2006). Warren also manages Trinity Hill’s viticultural team and vineyards, and his oversight has led to ongoing improvements and growth at the winery.

Try some of our favourite Trinity Hill wines below. 

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