Just as the Magpie is synonymous with the Hawkes Bay region, so too is the name Gimblett Gravels with producing world-renowned wines. From these celebrated shingle soils of Gimblett Gravels, hails the boutique label: Squawking Magpie. Squawking Magpie wines come from four Vineyards in Gimblett Gravels. Gavin Yortt first planted grapes in Gimblett Road, namely the Irongate Vineyard, in 1981.
From the very first plantings, the emphasis has been on creating outstanding wines focusing on viticultural excellence. Gavin Yortt and his team hold a firm belief that great wines come from great grapes.