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Hawke’s Bay Urban Winery – A First For The Country

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It is only fitting that standing majestically amid the remarkable decor of the first urban winery in Napier (and Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand and Australasia) are three large concrete eggs.

For within these great pieces of very practical sculpture there nestles some very special chardonnay – and fitting given part of winemaker Tony Bish’s four-strong chardonnay line-up is the “Golden Egg”.

Oh yes, and there is also the “ovum-innovating chardonnay” on the go and its creation place is even more remarkable.

As he put it – “we pushed the boat out and purchased the most unique and stunning barrel in the world – a Taransaud Ovum”.

Photo: Winemaker Tony Bish with the great French oak ovum – a feature piece of the Ahuriri winery’s impressive barrel room. Photo/Duncan Brown

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Posted: 11 August 2017

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