NZ Chardonnay storm on the horizon


‘A wonderful storm of great Chardonnays is about to hit the shelves, because we’ve worked out how we can do this well’. So said Rudi Bauer, winemaker at Quartz Reef and Central Otago legend, towards the end of a 10-day tour across New Zealand’s wine regions by a group...

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Autumn 2019 Update


Harvest 2019 has blessed us with amazing fruit, and our little Urban Winery is full to the brim with amazing wines now. For all of March and April, we enjoyed settled warm dry weather conditions which brought the fruit on beautifully. The vineyards could not have looked better, so there...

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New Releases!


It’s been a busy time at the winery, bringing the 2017 vintage into our new Urban Winery, and releasing last year’s stellar 2016 Chardonnays. 2016 Golden Egg Chardonnay First up was the Easter release of the 2016 Golden Egg. The 2015 was a sell-out success, so there...

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New Urban Winery!


We have been working to establish a home for Tony Bish Wines, and are delighted to announce we are building a stunning Urban Winery in the old National Tobacco Company iconic Art Deco building in Ahuriri, within the Port precinct of Napier. Colloquially known as the “Rothmans” building,...

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We are very happy to announce the long awaited release of the 2015 Skeetfield Vineyard Chardonnay. Hand harvested from old friend Denis Gunn’s vineyard, this is Hawke’s Bay Old Vine Dry Farmed Mendoza, and it just doesn’t get any better than that! Gently pressed to barrel, this has been fermented...

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Hawke's Bay Wine Auction


The 24th HB Wine Auction was held on the weekend, and 450 peeps were treated to some amazing and unique wines. This is a benefit auction for Cranford Hospice, so a great cause. Amazing sponsorship and support by the community along with extraordinarily generous wine donations make this a very...

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Spring has sprung, the new growth is rapidly accelerating towards the sun, reaching up with youthful vigour. The tightly knurled bunches are visible, hard little green balls of promise within. Soon, the little flowers will open, the cap will hopefully fly off under a good warm Nor'wester, and...

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