Tony Bish is a Kiwi winemaker who studied winemaking in Australia before returning to Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. His first vintage in 1981 was produced at the Corbans winery in Gisborne. The following year he worked at Vidal Estate in Hawkes Bay. He started working in a vineyard in 1986 and then formed Sacred Hill wines with Mark and David Mason.
Tony Bish has created his own brand and wine club in New Zealand. In 2015 he introduced the concept of concrete eggs to the NZ wine making scene in collaboration with New Zealand Tanks in Hastings. First created in France in 2001, concrete and recently French Oak eggs are now widely used by innovative winemakers. The ‘tool’ has the shape of an egg and is quite large. Smaller ones are 6 hectoliters, and larger eggs represent 16 hectoliter. The egg shape gives a continuous flow to the wine during fermentation. The thick walls of the egg provides good insulation and stable temperature which removes the requirement for using artificial refrigeration.
Tony has developed a true passion for Chardonnay wines which lead him to launch a unique brand that only offers customer artisanal Chardonnay wines made from the chardonnay grape with the oak eggs for all white wine lovers.
If you wish to get more insight on Tony Bish brand and his wines you can visit his website here.