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News Flash! Exciting and new for Summer. Keep an eye out  for our soon to be launched exclusive only in the USA - Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc!


25 Years in the Making, Villa Maria Proudly Presents: Ngakirikiri

Date:Monday, April 3, 2017

Ngakirikiri is Māori for The Gravels, a befitting name for a distinctive wine grown in the stony Hawkes Bay vineyards of the Gimblett Gravels. ...

Strong Result for Villa Maria, 15 Awards: six trophies, eight gold medals, Champion Wine of the Show. National Young Viticulturist Title.

Date:Monday, April 3, 2017

Villa Maria has scooped the pool of awards at this year’s Bragato Wine Awards 2016 with six trophies and eight gold medals, including the Champion Wine of Show. Villa Maria Viticulturist Cameron Price also won the national Young Viticulturist of the Year title topping off an outstanding awards night. ...

High Honours for Villa Maria at Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Date:Monday, April 3, 2017

A diamond-themed celebration marked Air New Zealand's 30th year of hosting the Wine Awards and the Viaduct Centre in Auckland was electric with excitement. Villa Maria was amongst New Zealand's top winemakers, looking to add their 11 golds that were previously awarded (out of the total 91). High honours began with Villa Maria receiving 5 Elite Gold Medal categories. ...

Villa Maria Named Among Top 10 Most Admired Wine Brands in the World and No. 1 in New Zealand by Drinks International.

Date:Thursday, March 24, 2016

Drinks International, one of the most trusted and respected global drink journals, has named Villa Maria as the eighth most admired wine brand in the world and the only New Zealand winery to make the prestigious top 10 list. ...

2 minutes with our winemaker Simon Fell

Date:Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Simon Fell joined the Villa Maria winemaking team in 2006 and has 17 years of winemaking experience working in wine throughout the world. ...

Win a Trip to California with Villa Maria and St. Lucia!

Date:Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Beginning January 18 and running through to February 18, fans can enter to win one of two trips to California this March to experience a Villa Maria paired multi‐course dinner with members of St. Lucia followed by tickets to the concert. ...

Happy New Year

Date:Monday, January 11, 2016

Wishing you all a happy 2016, we hope your year is full of enjoyment and with plenty of moments to enjoy our Villa Maria wines! ...

DIY Thanksgiving Wine Wrappers

Date:Thursday, November 26, 2015

Don't lose your wine glass this Thanksgiving! ...

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine Cheat Sheet

Date:Friday, November 6, 2015

Find the perfect wine to pair with your meal! ...

Five trophies & 12 golds for Villa Maria wines

Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Villa Maria continues its legacy of multiple award-winning successes with a huge win at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2015. In all five trophies and 12 gold medals which included Champion Wine of the Show for one of the four gold-medal winning Chardonnays. ...

Wins across the board for Villa Maria

Date:Saturday, August 8, 2015

Villa Maria has received the Champion Producer of the Show, two varietal trophies and 12 gold medals across several wine varietal categories and vintages at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015. ...

Esk Valley, Marlborough Sauvignon-blanc

Date:Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Reserve Marlborough Dry Riesling

Date:Thursday, May 3, 2012

Intense perfume of fresh lemon and lime, white flowers and seductive floral aromas characterise the bouquet. ...

Private Bin Hawkes Bay Arneis

Date:Monday, March 19, 2012

The nose of this wine is intense and freshly scented with mandarin and honeysuckle characters. The palate follows through leading to a delicate and dry styled finish with pleasing length. ...

Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Date:Friday, January 20, 2012

Located in Marlborough’s cooler Awatere Valley, Clifford Bay has a direct concentrating effect on varietal flavours in the associated vineyards.This wine is a classic example of vibrant Sauvignon Blanc displaying intense aromas of nettle, currants, gooseberry and fresh lime intertwined with exotic fruit notes. ...

Single Vineyard Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc

Date:Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pure and intense aromas of boxwood and passionfruit combine with underlying green capsicum and lime notes. The palate is full and rich exploding with blackcurrant, grapefruit and a subtle complex mineral note. ...

Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Arneis

Date:Monday, July 11, 2011

The nose of this wine exhibits an array of green gooseberry, hops, citrus, honeysuckle and mineral characters. ...

Reserve Gimblett Gravels Malbec

Date:Monday, July 11, 2011

A deeply coloured and broody wine perfumed with the scent of blackberries, plums, vanilla and peppery spices. Darkly fruited, this intensely concentrated wine also offers beautifully integrated tannins and complexing oak derived aromatics and flavours. ...

Reserve Gimblett Gravels Grenache

Date:Monday, July 11, 2011

A deeply coloured wine perfumed with wild raspberries, violets, plum and camphor. Careful blending with a small percentage of Syrah and Malbec has introduced underlying texture and spice. ...

Have Your Say

Date:Monday, February 21, 2011

Share what you think about your favourite Villa Maria wine. ...