The fertile soils around Eskdale produce apples, stonefruit and grapes for winemaking. Hawke’s Bay is dubbed the fruit bowl of New Zealand – it was the site of vineyards planted from 1851 by French Catholic missionaries (the forerunners of present-day Mission Estate winery), and of Wattie’s canning and food-processing business, established in 1934.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Eskdale. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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