Welcome To Hãhã Wines



Meet Hãhã
Kia ora from New Zealand! We’re Hãhã wines – one of the most innovative wine companies in NZ (Seriously! We won awards for it at NZ Wine Tech 2015 & Food Tech 2016).

Hãhã is a Mãori word which means savoury and luscious.
Our wines are a toast to the full-flavoured goodness of Aotearoa, New Zealand:
grown with love, created with confidence and selected with passion.

What do we offer?
Our clever winemakers and awesome growers create some stunning – but great value – wines, including Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Brut Cuvee NV, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris and Merlot.

These are wines that you can proudly share whether you’re looking for a cheeky crowd-pleaser, a food-lovers favourite, or to raise a smile after a stressful day.

The end result is a range of charming, affordable and outstanding quality wines made with open minds, and open hearts, from a beautiful country of open places.

So what do they actually taste like?
Incredible! Our wines are styled in a beautiful fruit-forward style with complexity, texture and elegant layering. And we’re confident that they punch well above their weight.

Our Awards & Accolades


,BEST BUY, Cuisine Magazine, Oct 2017:
Hãhã’s sparkling wine made its debut last year. A 50/50 chardonnay-pinot noir blend, it’s a smart wine. Toasty, stonefruit flavours come to the fore, while distinctive, stony, chardonnay notes play in the background. “A lengthy, lovely expression,” noted John Saker.


Yvonne Lorkin, New Zealand Herald: Brand new on the market, this fresh and fashionable fizz has lovely lemon-shortbread, macadamia nut and peach brioche characters, alongside a long, lean and ultra-crunchy finish. Sip with salmon blinis.

, 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: Delightfully drinkable, this appealing sparkling wine is made from two classic Champagne grapes, chardonnay and pinot noir, and delivers citrus and stone fruit characters with hints of floral and yeast complexity. The palate is lively and finely textured, and finishes long and refreshing. , 17.5/20, Raymond Chan: Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and aromatic with flavours of white stonefruits, citrus fruits and florals, expressed directly, with a degree of refinement. This is a fresh, aromatic sparkling wine with stonefruit, citrus and nutty flavours and a fine, dry finish. , Winestate magazine: On the nose, low intensity with a touch of salt water and slightly smokey notes, bread and citrus. The palate has good acidity with citrus, bread, almond and slightly bitter finish.

Hãhã 2016

Sauvignon Blanc

, BEST BUY, Cuisine Magazine Jan 2018:
This 2016 is looking very smart. It has moved into the stonefruit flavour spectrum, with ripe peach and Mirabelle plum flavours prominent, along with some suggestions of tropical fruit. Attractive ripe acidity plays a big role, the finish is long and balanced.


, 93/100, Sam Kim Wine Orbit: Youthful, bright and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows feijoa, white stone fruit, lime zest and passionfruit aromas, leading to a concentrated and focused palate that is lively and vibrant. The wine offers excellent fruit purity and intensity, wonderfully framed by juicy acidity. A delightful sauvignon offering plenty of delectable flavours.

Decanter Magazine Highly Recommended 90 points

, Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: This is a consistently good buy. Grown in the Wairau and Waihopai valleys, the 2016 vintage (****) was mostly handled in tanks; 3 per cent of the blend was barrel-fermented. Crisp and punchy, it’s a ripely herbaceous wine, with very good intensity of passionfruit/lime flavours, crisp and dry (2 grams/litre residual sugar). Fine value.

, 17.5/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews: A gently voluminous nose with subtly packed, dense aromas of gooseberry fruit harmoniously melded with passionfruit notes and hints of tropical fruits. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features vibrant and tightly bound flavours of gooseberries, tropical fruits, white florals and fresh herbs.

Hãhã 2016
Hawke’s Bay

Pinot Gris

, 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
The wine shows lovely youthful fruit notes of fresh pear, stone fruit and lemon peel with a subtle floral lift on the nose. The palate is juicy and smooth, and offers silky mouthfeel and appealing fruit flavours, leading to a delightfully crisp finish. Pristine and vibrant, the wine is very approachable and likeable.


, 90/100 & Top Drops Jul 2017, Bob Campbell MW

, Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: The 2016 vintage (****) offers fine value. Grown in ‘the high country of Hawke’s Bay’, it was fermented and lees-stirred in tanks. Freshly aromatic, it is a medium-bodied, clearly varietal wine with vibrant peach, pear and spice flavours, strong, off-dry (8 grams/litre residual sugar) and finely balanced for early enjoyment.

, 17.0+/20, Raymond Chan: The nose is fresh, tightly bound and elegantly presented with aromas of white stonefruits along with a gentle amalgam of honeysuckle and herbs, unfolding minerally lees elements in the glass. The mouthfeel is youthfully fresh with lacy acidity providing energy, and carrying to a moderately rich finish of honeysuckle and hints of exotic florals. This is an elegantly rich and bright, off-dry Pinot Gris with white stonefruits and florals, and good freshness.

Hãhã 2016

Cuisine Magazine, Sep 2017

86/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
This is a soft, creamy and nicely rounded chardonnay, offering appealing flavours of stone fruit, tropical fruit, mandarin and subtle vanilla. The wine is silky and easy going, and delivers pristine fruit characters with beautifully integrated acidity, finishing long and smooth.


rounded, and offers creamy texture and nicely pitched acidity, leading to a lengthy silky finish. Well-proportioned and integrated, this is very easy on the palate.

Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: The 2016 vintage (3.5*) is still unfolding. Partly oak-aged, it is full-bodied, fresh and youthful, with good depth of vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours, showing a touch of complexity, and a smooth, dry finish.

89 points, Cameron Douglas, MS: Classic old school aromas of Chardonnay with a peaches and cream bouquet showing off vanilla tones of oak and ripeness as well as a fresh cool stone mineral feel of Marlborough. On the palate – crisp, fruity and dry with flavours of lemon and tangerine, white peach and oak with vanilla and mild toasty oak moments; balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2022.

Our Awards & Accolades

Hãhã 2016
Marlborough Reserve
Pinot Noir

90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: The fragrant bouquet shows red/black cherry, floral, vanilla and toasted almond characters with subtle spicy complexity. The palate is juicy and beautifully rounded, and delivers attractive fruit intensity and silky texture, elegantly framed by smooth tannins.


, 18/20, Raymond Chan: Even ruby-red colour, with a little garnet tint, lighter edged. The nose is softly packed and concentrated with moderately firm and deep aromas of dark-red cherry and black berried fruits, along with complexing savoury herbal notes.

Medium-bodied, the palate has gently concentrated flavours of ripe dark-red cherry and berry fruit with nuances of plums and savoury herbs. This has good presence and body, the flavours smoothly filling the palate and forming a rounded heart. The fruit is framed by fine, grainy tannin structure with fresh acidity providing energy and drive. The structure carries the flavours to a sustained, rounded finish. This is a gently full and rounded Pinot Noir with rich, dark berry fruit and a grainy textured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 4+ years. Clones 777, 667 and 115, the fruit from the Awatere Valley, hand-picked and fermented to 13.0% alc., 70% of the wine aged 12 months in French oak.

Hãhã 2016
Hawke’s Bay


, 87/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
Ripe, bright and fragrant, the inviting nose shows dark plum, blueberry, floral and subtle nutty characters. The palate is medium-full-bodied and juicy, and displays appealing fruit intensity together with rounded mouthfeel and supple texture. It is youthful and approachable, and offers plenty of tasty flavours.


Michael Cooper, ONZM: Offering fine value, the 2016 vintage (3.5*) is deep ruby, mouthfilling and supple. Made in a ‘fruit-driven’ style, it’s a very harmonious wine, with good depth of fresh, ripe plum and red berry flavours, showing a touch of complexity, and lots of drink-young appeal.

, 85/100, Bob Campbell, MW

, 16.5/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews: This has a softly full and gently concentrated nose with well-packed aromas of black plums with dark-red berry fruits, nuances of fruit-cake, spices and dark herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate has moderately deep and soft flavours of black plums, spiced fruit-cake and herbs.

“Berries? Check. Plum? Check. Truckloads of spices? Check. Rib-sticking length of flavour? That’s a check too. Basically, this is a warming, cuddly, fabulously tongue-fuzzing, multi-tasking merlot that’ll please the crowds and win friends and influence people. Your wallet will remain calm too. Sip with: slivers of prosciutto.” Yvonne Lorkin, NZ Herald

Hãhã 2016

Pinot Noir

, 90/100 & Top Drops Aug 2017, Bob Campbell MW

, Winestate Magazine


, 17.5/20, Raymond Chan: Ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. This has a softly full nose with gentle volume of fragrant red cherry and berry fruit aromas, interwoven with red florals and savoury dark herb notes at the core. The aromatics are harmoniously presented. Medium-bodied, the palate has gently rich and luscious fruit flavours of red cherries and berries, along with soft notes of florals and herbs. The mouthfeel is supple, the fruit supported by light, open tannins, and the palate is enlivened by balanced, fresh acidity, enhancing the floral elements. The wine has good core that caries to a lingering finish of red cherry and berry fruit. This is a gently rich and sweet red cherry and berry fruited Pinot Noir with supple and accessible structure. Serve with poultry and pork, and with Asian cuisine over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked Pinot Noir fruit from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys, fermented to 13.0% alc., 35% of the wine aged 10 months in French oak.

, 88/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: A lovely elegant expression, the fragrant bouquet shows red cherry, cranberry, toasted almond and floral characters. The palate is nicely rounded and juicy, and displays attractive fruit intensity and smooth texture, leading to a lingering silky finish. The wine offers immediate appeal.

Hãhã 2016
Hawke’s Bay


, 17/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews:
Bright, light golden-yellow colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is fresh with softly full aromas of white stonefruits entwined with nutty oak and flinty lees elements, along with creamy barrel suggestions.


The aromatics are easy and accessible, unfolding citrus and tropical fruits and toasty hints. Medium-bodied, the palate has fresh and lively stonefruit flavours entwined with citrus fruits and tropical fruits, along with nutty oak and creamy lemon- curd nuances. The palate has crisp acidity providing energy and the wine flows along a fine-textured line leading to a subtle finish of stonefruits and nuts.

, 86/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: The appealing bouquet shows nectarine, orange peel, cream and toasted almond characters. The palate delivers attractive fruit intensity and supple mouthfeel, nicely supported by fine texture and refreshing acidity. This is well balanced and composed, and offers lovely drinking.

, Michael Cooper, MA ONZM: Drinking well in its youth, the 2016 vintage (3.5*) was partly oak-aged. Light yellow/green, it is full-bodied and dry, with fresh, ripe, stonefruit flavours to the fore, toasty and buttery notes adding a touch of complexity, and good depth. Fine value.

86 points – Cameron Douglas, MS: Fruity and quite bold with aromas of baked stone fruits, apple and oak influence – mild kitchen spices and toasty wood layer. On the palate – a little different from what the nose suggests with more grapefruit and citrus led flavours, crisp acidity and stony soil layer.

Our Awards & Accolades

Hãhã 2017
Hawke’s Bay


, 90/100, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit:
Fresh and beautifully lifted, the inviting bouquet shows rockmelon, citrus, watermelon and raspberry aromas, followed by a lively palate that is juicy and tasty the wine is pristine and refreshing, and offers excellent drinking.


, 17.5/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews: Bright, pale candy-floss pink with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is very fresh and tightly bound with delicate but positive core of aromas of fresh strawberries and subtle notes of red cherries and florals and hints of fresh fermentation esters and lifted confectionary nuances Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the plate has an elegant heart of fresh strawberry fruit with lifted florals and subtle notes of cherries, with suggestions of confectionary and esters. The mouthfeel is fresh with slippery acidity and the wine flows along a very fine-textured line, leading to a dry, fragrant, thirst-quenching finish. This is an elegant and delicate, thirst-quenching dry rosé with flavours of strawberries and florals on a slippery, mouthwatering palate. Serve as an aperitif and with canapes over the next 2 years. A blend of 73% Merlot and 27% Malbec from Hawke’s Bay, cool-fermented to 11.5% alc. and 3.0 g/L RS.


Sustainability As A Culture!
Monitor, measure, reduce…Repeat.

Approved sustainable winemaking accreditation


Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is an industry-wide certification programme led by New Zealand Winegrowers.

The Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme is based on continuous improvement and adherence to recommendations and guidelines issued by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand ensures members meet international standards for sustainability practices while helping the environment, businesses and local communities to thrive.

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