VINO BLOG

  • FROM THE TASTINGS: HUNTER’S WINES

    Tonight's tasting focused on Hunter's 20 years of Miru Miru sparkling wine. Hosted by winemaker Inus van de Westhuizen who has been the specialist Sparkling wine maker at Hunters for over 10 years. Hunters can rightly claim to be Marlborough's...

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  • MAN O’ WAR WITH DUNCAN McTAVISH

    Mention Man O' War wines and eyes light up. The biggest winery on Waiheke Island, in recent years their wines have become very sought after. Partly due to the amazing location on the West end of the Island. The aspect...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: E. GUIGAL

    Tonight Brett Crittenden, Guigal's International Brand Ambassador took us through a ranging representation of this top Rhone producer's wines. Although Guigal is one of the world's most recognised wine brands, its history in European terms is relatively recent having been established in...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: ELEPHANT HILL

    Elephant Hill have become one of Hawkes Bay’s leading wineries since planting the first vines at Te Awanga in 2003. The winery and restaurant is now a ‘must visit’ destination. The company also has vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels and...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: MOUNT EDWARD

    Founded in 1997 by Gibbston Valley pioneer, Alan Brady. In 2004 winemaker Duncan Forsyth and Bermuda based Kiwi, John Buchanan joined forces taking over Mount Edward, focusing on small batch single vineyard wines. They now have in addition to the home vineyard and winery site on...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: FRANCE

    Jean Christophe has been a regular tasting host at Vino Fino for a number of years now, each time bringing a Taste of France from the excellent selection that he imports into New Zealand. Being French (he's married to a...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: VID

    “Hugh Crichton, winemaker at Vidal in Hawke’s Bay must be buzzing. The recent releases of his ‘grand cru’ styled ‘Legacy’ wines have earned exceptional praise with critics and judges both overseas and in New Zealand. I’ve had the fortune of tasting a...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: YALUMBA

    One of our highlight tastings of the year, it was a great welcome back to Jane Ferrari. Jane has been hosting Yalumba tastings at Vino Fino and around the world for many years and is recognised as not only Australia's, but...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: KIRRIHILL

    Kirrihill was established in 1998 by two mates from old Clare families with an initial plan to develop vineyards from sites round their farm holdings but things grew from there with the inclusion of more vineyards and in 2000 they...

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  • FROM THE TASTINGS: TRINITY HILL

    It was a real pleasure to welcome John Hancock back to Vino Fino to present wines from Trinity Hill. From the first vintage in 1996, Trinity Hill has become the face of the Gimblett Gravels sub-region of Hawkes Bay. Not...

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