Tony Bish is synonymous with Chardonnay. It is the only variety he produces and the core Fat & Sassy label is his bread and butter – or more aptly maybe toast and butter.
Winery notes (2022 Vintage)
"This Chardonnay has a full, broad nose of refreshing and bright aromas of ripe yellow stone fruits and citrus fruits along with an edge of creamy and nutty barrel-ferment and spicy oak notes, subtle lemon-curd and buttery MLF notes. The palate has flavours of citrus fruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty, spicy oak.
The mouthfeel is enriched by integrated layers of lemon-curd and buttery MLF nuances. The palate has an underlying freshness with acid poise, and the wine flows along a fine-textured line with creamy nutty notes leading to a sustained finish with toasty oak."
5 Stars & 94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim, May 2023 (2022 Vintage)
"It's instantly appealing on the nose with grilled stone fruit, mango, French vanilla and roasted hazelnut characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and roundness, gorgeously complemented by creamy texture and fine acidity. Richly styled and delectably expressed with a lengthy satisfying finish. At its best: now to 2028."
92/100 Cameron Douglas MS, May 2023 (2022 Vintage)
"Bold and expressive bouquet filled with a power pack of yellow peaches and ripe apple, layers of vanilla spice and burnt butter, some extra wood spices and a raw brown sugar note. On the palate lots of cream-fresh and peach flavours, whipped butter wrapped in a silky cream texture. Balanced and ready, tasty and delicious. Best drinking from 2023 through 2026."
Reviews for the 2021 vintage below…
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"'All curves and lusciousness with exceptional sass', the 2021 vintage is a high impact, upfront style, made with use of barrel fermentation and a softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light yellow/green, it is full-bodied, with generous, ripe, peachy, slightly toasty flavours, showing considerable complexity, balanced acidity, a creamy texture, and strong drink-young appeal. Best drinking mid-2023+."
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 based off your address post code. Please ensure you choose the correct post code. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect post code.
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 $5 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.
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Tony Bish Wines, located in Hawke's Bay, is renowned for its exceptional production of premium Chardonnay wines. Established by Tony Bish, a highly regarded winemaker with over 35 years of experience, the winery specialises in crafting Chardonnay using traditional winemaking techniques and innovative methods.
Tony Bish Wines stands out with its unique approach to Chardonnay production, utilising concrete eggs and barrels made from French oak sourced exclusively from the Alliers forest. These techniques contribute to the distinct character and exceptional quality of their wines.
With a strong focus on sustainability, Tony Bish Wines implements environmentally friendly practices, including organic vineyard management and minimal intervention winemaking. The result is a range of Chardonnays that showcase the terroir of Hawke's Bay while expressing the utmost elegance and complexity.
Tony Bish Wines has garnered acclaim both nationally and internationally, captivating wine enthusiasts with their exceptional Chardonnays. With a commitment to crafting wines of the highest standard, Tony Bish continues to solidify his reputation as one of New Zealand's finest Chardonnay producers.
Address: 3 Ossian Street, Ahuriri
Napier, Hawke's Bay
They are so helpful when you are trying to find a particular type of wine. Easy parking and great service. Will be back again 😁
Possibly the best wine shop in New Zealand. I've been coming here for 11+ years. Excellent, interesting wines at a range of price points; friendly, personal and knowledgeable service. If the wall of Sauv Blanc, Pinot Gris, Shiraz and Pinot Noir at the supermarket doesn't do it for you, you need to sign up for Vino Fino's email. They work hard to get sharp prices on very good wines.
Been a longtime customer here. Great range with reasonable prices. Free delivery over $150 if order online which is even better. Keep an eye on their deal and usually you can find some really great deals
Great selection service and prices.
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Fantastic selection and the knowledge these guys have is incredible... they've earned my trust 100 % and never let me down.
An amazing selection of wine from pretty much all over the planet! Price are decent too and for sure if you are good at spotting the right wine can get some amazing wines to a more than fair price! Parking is a bit of an issue but worst come to worst can park at the south city carpark and walk 100m!
Great selection and great staff.
Absolutely recommend the place, great prices, easy website and delivery same day.
Attended for the Spiegelau glass sale. Beautiful glasses at amazing prices. All stocked up for Christmas celebrations. Thank you team for this great opportunity.
Great wine and some dabulous offers too. Always pick up my favourites here and some new ones to try as well
Lot's of choices for wine. Great customer service if you have any issues.
So impressed with this business. I order online for delivery (some courier companies say we are rural) and always receive the order the next day. Love the Italian selections, styles and every wine I've received has been very good. Keep up the very good service!
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!
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Amazing customer service. Vino Fino arranged a gift wrapped, hand delivered, chilled bottle of champagne for the morning of my best friends wedding, as I was stuck in the UK with COVID. A beautiful gift. It was like nothing was too much trouble for them. I was even able to dictate a small message. Thank you for your excellent service!
If it’s wine you want this is the place to go, was returning unopened wine from a wedding, great service provided
Great range of wines.You will find some not so common grape varieties are available here.
They appear to be competitively priced. Service was excellent. The shop is split over three levels. Not sure how you'd cope if you are mobility impaired.
Helpful and efficient and friendly. Great selection of varieties.
Dear Vino Fino, you guys rock! I ordered a couple of cases of wine this morning & they were here by lunchtime…not that I needed a wine then…no, really I didn’t.
Thanks for the consistently amazing service & great prices.
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Tania Finn Angelo
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.
Ample choices and prices for world wide wine selection.
Great choice of wines etc. And expert help if you need it.
great selection friendly staff
Great wine - and always some good specials. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Good onsite parking and good hours, also very prompt delivery service. Allow returns for unopened bottles for bulk buying, e.g. functions.
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.
Great delivery service.
Great wines, great service
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