Craggy Range Winery
The eclectic assortment of buildings at Giants, in the Hawke’s Bay wine-producing region, achieves a disarming farmhouse feel without sacrificing a sophisticated design ethos. Designed by New Zealand architect John Blair, this winery is in the only part of the country warm and dry enough for Bordeaux-style blends of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah. Visitors sample the vintages in the Cellar Door tasting center, in the shadow of the Te Mata peaks, or bunk down in the Cellar Master’s Cottage.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.