We have a history of leading the way with sustainability
1995 – Villa Maria becomes a founding member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand
1998 – Our Marlborough winery is built incorporating an energy efficient heat recovery system
1999 – Villa Maria embarks on our organic viticulture programme.
2004 – Our new Auckland winery is built using innovative heat recovery and night air cooling technologies.
2007 – Villa Maria obtains our first BioGro organic certification on a 21 hectares Hawkes Bay vineyard.
2009 – Villa Maria starts measuring carbon emissions using internationally recognised Carbon Emissions Measurement and Reductions Scheme.
2009 – Villa Maria becomes NZ’s first major winery to be fully organically certified - from our vineyards to our export warehouse.
2010 – Villa Maria Director, Fabian Yukich, wins the Sustainable Champion Award at the Sustainable Business Network Awards.
2012 – Villa Maria is awarded Supreme Winner at the Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation’s Green Ribbon Awards.
2012 – Villa Maria is awarded Supreme winner at the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network Awards.
2017 – Villa Maria receives Gold Standard Sustainable Tourism Qualmark.
2018 – Our new Hawkes Bay winery is built with a strong focus on sustainable design and energy efficient technologies