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Home of first red wines still excels

If ever there was a name synonymous with winemaking and its colourful history in Hawke’s Bay, that name would be Tom McDonald. He was, quite simply, the king of red wine – which is hardly surprising given he began working in the industry in his boyhood. McDonald clearly learned fast, working the vines planted back in 1897 by a chap from Luxembourg by the name of Bartholomew Steinmetz, and the small winery he had set up off Church Rd.

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