Hawke's Bay Winegrowers say they're "thrilled" to announce the impressive line-up of Hawke's Bay wineries joining the inaugural Hawke's Bay Wine Celebration.

Formerly known as Hot Red Hawke's Bay, the event involves a gathering with 36 of Hawke's Bay's greatest wineries and experts together in one room for wine lovers to meet and sample products while soaking up the atmosphere.

Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with inspirational winemakers and experts while tasting hundreds of exquisite Hawke's Bay wines, including many 2015 releases - an event not to be missed!

As well as wine tastings there will be lots of other exciting happenings including masterclasses, other Hawke's Bay products to taste plus Giant Brewing craft beer and, new for this year, the "Hawke's Bay Speakeasy", an open mic area where wine experts can express their opinions.