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) 365 5134 or email wine@vinofino.co.nz to confirm bookings.


No Tasting

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Giesen with Nikoli St George

Date: Tuesday 28th May 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: Vino Fino, 188 Durham St
Cost: $20 – Sorry Fully Booked. Wait-list available. Please contact us
Over the past few years Giesen have been quietly focusing on the premium, quality end of wine production with high quality, site specific wines. With ownership of what must be the jewel in Marlborough’s viticultural crown, the Clayvin Vineyard, along with other special sites and use of groundbreaking winemaking techniques their wines have caught the attention of wine lovers across the globe. Tonight we have chief winemaker Nikolai St George here presenting the wines including those special single vineyard site wines.

Paritua with Winemaker Jason Stent

Date: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: Vino Fino, 188 Durham St
Cost: $20 – For bookings please email wine@vinofino.co.nz or call 03 3655134
Pariatua are a relatively new Hawkes Bay winery and not that well known in the NZ market as they export well over 80% of their production. Established in 2001, a change of ownership in 2011 saw the new owners make a serious investment into producing high quality wines. Located in the Bridge Pa region, the focus is on Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux variety reds. Winemaker Jason Stent has been with Paritua since 2010 and has received massive accolades for his wines. Tonight we will taste wines from the Stone Paddock range as well as the premium Paritua reds including the outstanding “21:12” Bordeaux blend ($130.00) which Raymond Chan rated 19.5/20.