Great buying on this fruit driven Pinot Noir from well known Waipara producer The Crater Rim. The "From the Ashes" label was created after their winery burnt down in 2009.
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Youthfully attractive and beautifully fragrant, showing sweet plum, cherry, mixed spice and floral aromas on the nose, leading to a wonderfully supple palate that’s rounded and succulent. It’s pristine and elegantly styled with plenty of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2024."
We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.
Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.
You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.
For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.
If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.
Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.
Can't find what you're looking for or we don't have enough product in stock? Get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do.
The Crater Rim takes its name from the twin craters of the ancient Akaroa and Lyttelton volcanos. Eruptions from these majestic landforms in ages past gifted the surrounding land with an enduring fertility.
The Crater Rim's first yineyard was planted above Akaroa township and the significance of this location in terms of its climatic effect on the whole region of Canterbury meant this brand would extend to include plantings in additional sub-regionsof Waipara, Omihi and Banks Peninsula and Central Otago.
Waipara, in North Canterbury's hills, is now the home base for The Crater Rim where specific sub-regional terriors contribute to the wines produced on their vineyards. Exceptional Pinot Noir is produced at The Crater Rim's winery site, Omihi Rise, also in North Canterbury. The Frahar Vineyard in Waipara also supplies Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
The Crater Rim is a frequent recipient of awards, including multiple medals in the New World Wine Awards and regular reviews by Sam Kim of Wine Orbit.
Excellent service. We wanted to bring wine from NZ homw to Europe, but shipping rates were so high and shipping times were so long that we decided to take it on the plane instead. The team here helped us package up 18 bottles of different wines we had tasted at wineries in Central Ontago and Malbourgh for a flight and everything arrived safely to Europe. Many, many thanks. We have some happy friends and family now!
Daniela S July 13, 2020
Great array of niche wines and super service and advice
Jeremy Dyer January 14, 2020
Best wine shop in NZ, the staff are amazing and the selection is outstanding. Don't risk buying unknown wines at the supermarket, go to these expert guys and get hooked up with the best options possible relative to your taste.
Mary Oreally March 1, 2020
Best wine shop in Christchurch! Caters to all tastes and budgets. Be prepared to spend a while in this store as the options are endless. The staff are very knowledgeable and their recommendations/reviews are spot on. I do not bother buying wine from anywhere else and if i'm in a rush - simply order it online. 10/10
Scarlett-Jean Pearcy June 16, 2021
Relatively new to wine and liquor, but I have found the experience of trying new wines and liquor enjoying with the help from the staff at Vino Fino. Very friendly and tolerant of my basic questions!
Yong Tai Beh April 22, 2022
Solid selection of wines at good prices. Friendly service too.
Neal Croft April 11, 2021
Amazing selection and value, super quick delivery
Adam Stait December 21, 2020
Great service. Great selection, can buy with confidence. Very competitive pricing. Very quick delivery service.
Duncan Hurren February 22, 2021
Wow wee ! Awesome selection of wines from around the world. Knowledgeable and attentive staff.
Colin MacDiarmid February 8, 2020
Not only do they sell delicious wine at great prices, but the owners of the store couldn't be more lovely. We had to cancel our wedding twice due to covid-19 and they have been amazing in helping us return and sell our alcohol. They have gone above and beyond. Highly recommend.
gracyqq October 14, 2020
I am overseas and ordered 6 bottles of wine for a gift. The wine selection on offer was very impressive and at great prices. The order was delivered the same day and because it was a Christchurch address there was no charge for delivery. I will certainly be using Vino Fino again.
Liz Edlin April 10, 2020
Absolutely fantastic experience with Vino Fino for our wedding. They do offer a free chiller trailer with large orders but unfortunately someone got in just before us to have that on our wedding weekend. The staff are lovely and helpful, we had wonderful interactions with Paul, Dean and James. We did not have any idea of what we wanted to supply to our guests but the recommendations made were top notch and the guests loved them. The amount recommended worked out well for us, they work with your budget and they have a buy back option if you do not use all the wine. Would recommend for events or if you do not know wines like us and you are looking for recommendations.
Kiara Walsh March 22, 2020
Ample choices and prices for world wide wine selection.
Danny Schuster December 30, 2021
A great place that stocks a huge range of New Zealand but also Australian wines...
As I don't have a clue about wine I appreciated all the help I can get...
I notice they ship to wherever...
Also they wrapped it up nice a secure for my flight back to Australia...thank you...
Cecelia Kluge October 3, 2019
Great product and friendly service.
Michael Gould November 10, 2019
Love the selection and help they offer to people like myself with less expertise. These guys are experts and their product, service and selection is some of the best in town.
Preston Hegel September 3, 2019
This is the only place to get a good bottle of wine and great advice
Hilton Solomon May 6, 2021
Amazing service, so impressed will definitely purchase from Vino Fino again
Dana Mcdougall September 4, 2020
Helpful and efficient and friendly. Great selection of varieties.
Jeff Hunter March 1, 2022
Great selection... and fine wines
Hils N Tony West October 25, 2020
Great selection of wine. Good specials
Maxwell Giles September 8, 2020
It was my frist time to this shop i have every seen so much wine in one shop. All prices not to bad for the drifferent varieties of wine. Great service a busy wee shop. Worth a look at you really cant go wrong.
Raewyn Griffiths December 28, 2019
A special place to get a special drink for that special occasion. Awesome selection abd great prices
Des Wesley May 29, 2020
I've just ordered online for a friend in another city and I was impressed with the ease of use on the website. Wines are listed with excellent information on tasting notes and professional reviews, as well as being well categorised for easy search. I also called the store with a query about ordering online and they were so incredibly helpful and friendly on the phone. Highly recommend
Jacqui Allison February 24, 2021
Love this place. Good parking good service bloody good wine.
Jay Nam June 12, 2020
In business for 26, this is a fascinating wine emporium. The selection is truly surprising.
Loic Byng Talys November 4, 2019
The best wine/spirits store in town. Always loads and loads of choice all from the cheap and cheerful through to the very finest wines available. Great knowledgable staff. The best.
Matthew Gillespie November 17, 2018
Best wine shop in Christchurch. Excellent range from NZ and overseas, great weekly specials and staff picks. Free delivery in Christchurch for 6 bottles or more, or drive in pick up option. I like that I can place an order online and pay with Eftpos on pick up.
Lisa Sanger February 4, 2022
Great selection of domestic and international wines at pretty good prices. Very good product knowledge from all staff.
David Hines October 2, 2019
Rarely a foot wrong with Vino Fino. Sometimes they run out of your delicious favourites and wise to order well in advance of festive times. Delivered promptly by cheerful staff.
Robyn Williams November 10, 2021
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