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Our icon wine Ngakirikiri is a presentation of the very best of Villa Maria’s holdings in the Gimblett Gravels appellation. Produced in only the most exceptional vintages with painstaking attention to detail, it is a highly aspirational project and the most comprehensive and focused wine Villa Maria has ever produced.
The 2018 Hawkes Bay vintage followed on from one of the warmest summers on record providing superb conditions for ripening, to produce this true flagship wine. Layers of concentrated flavours are revealed across a medium to full bodied frame, with ripe fruit and hints of black olive and cigar, all wrapped by fine-grained tannins and supportive oak, enhancing texture and richness from start to finish.
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.
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Relax in our picturesque vineyard setting, taste award-winning wines and enjoy exceptional cuisine
Sustainability and organics
Our love for this land guides us to put sustainability at the forefront of all that we do, taking care to preserve our resources so they last well into the future.
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.
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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