TASTINGS

TASTINGS

WEEKLY WINE TASTINGS


Vino Fino runs weekly wine tastings most Tuesdays at 6pm. 

These informal tastings cover a variety of themes and include visiting wine makers, Cuisine Top 10 plus special focus tastings. All you need is to be able to enjoy wine!

Bookings (phone, email or in person - Sorry not online) are required for these -  Credit card details required at the time of booking, with payment on the night. Please advise if not attending as we usually have a waiting list. Note we accept cancellations up until 5pm the day before the tasting, otherwise the card will be charged for any “no shows” Thank you.

Please phone us (03) 3655134 or email wine@vinofino.co.nz to confirm bookings.


UPCOMING TASTINGS 2018

Smith & Sheth w/ Steve Smith MW

Tuesday 1st May 2018
6.00pm
Vino Fino, 188 Durham St
$20 - For bookings please phone 3655134 or email wine@vinofino.co.nz
Steve Smith MW will be here to launch his new wine brand Smith and Sheth 'CRU' and we will also taste two Pinot Noirs from Lowburn Ferry in Central Otago. The CRU label wines have already had a number 5 Stars reviews and this will one of the first public showings of these prestige wines. 

To introduce the brand and the workings behind it here are the words of Raymond Chan... 
"Smith and Sheth ‘CRU’ is the wine brand of Steve Smith MW and Brian Sheth who together have formed Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates. This is the return of Steve Smith, who is best known for his establishing of Craggy Range with the Peabody family and his role as chief viticulturist for the Villa Maria Estates group before that. Steve has teamed up with Brian Sheth, one of the founders of Vista Equity Partners, a global technology investment firm. Among other business and interests, Brian is also the chairman of Global Wildlife Conservation. Importantly he has a love of New Zealand and its wine, meeting Steve Smith in 2012, to eventually go into partnership with him.

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine originally aimed to have wine from great parcels from exceptional vineyards, but has grown to purchase unique and individual winegrowing operations, starting with Pyramid Valley in North Canterbury and Lowburn Ferry in Central Otago. The company also has a 5 ha vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay with Chardonnay and Syrah, awaiting its first yield. Michael Henley, formerly of Craggy Range and Trinity Hill is the CEO, and the company works closely with several viticulturalists. Smith and Sheth will launch their first wines under the Smith and Sheth ‘CRU’ label in April this year. The wines are made from the highest quality fruit selected from special sites. Steve personally makes the wines at friends’ winery facilities".   
 


Jim Barry w/ Emma Shaw

Tuesday 8th May 2018
6.00pm
Vino Fino, 188 Durham St
$20 - For bookings please phone 3655134 or email wine@vinofino.co.nz

Jim Barry Wines need very little introduction as they have been pumping out some spectacular wines from the Clare Valley for many years. Emma Shaw is the Global Sales Manager for Jim Barry and she will be here to take us through a very solid line up the wines.

To read an overview of all our tastings, please visit our blog