Welcome to Villa Maria
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No great wine ever came from a spreadsheet
Winemaking is an art, not a numbers game and our winemakers and viticulturists understand this. For us it's simple: our wine is far more important than how many zeros are on our balance sheet.
Experience our world
Relax in our picturesque vineyard setting, taste award-winning wines and enjoy exceptional cuisine
Sustainability and organics
"As a family company, the desire to leave something for the next generation is an ever-present and overriding business objective" - Sir George Fistonich, Founder and Owner
They said it had to be cork. We said screw it.
Significant change takes vision. Nerves of steel. You have to be prepared to believe in yourself and your team. That’s what our founder and owner George Fistonich did when he decided to go with a screw cap instead of sticking with tradition and using cork. Unscrew a bottle of Villa Maria and decide for yourself.
New Zealand's most awarded winery
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Fruit-driven & full of flavour
Intensely flavoured, elegant, food-friendly wines
Organically grown, bursting with life and with flavour as nature intended.
For the discerning connoisseur, highly award winning
Unique expressions from our highest performing vineyards
The pinnacle of our winemaking achievements