Located in the iconic Rothmans Factory in Napier's Ahuriri district, is The Urban Winery, owned by Tony Bish and his wife Karryn. This is Tony's solo project, and markedly different to his role as chief winemaker for Sacred Hill Wines. The winery is geared towards Tony's unquenchable love of chardonnay and built around his unique “concrete egg” fermenters, a collection of oak barrels and the most unique and stunning barrel in the world – a Taransaud “Ovum”. The enormous, egg-shaped barrel made from pure French oak is the only one of its kind in the country and one of only a few anywhere in the world. Tony believes the convection currents within these ovoidshaped vessels create a rich, creamy texture and unique taste in chardonnay. Enjoy wine tasting, tapas-style food and a chardonnay education like no other.