The Villa Maria story truly personifies the New Zealand ideal. In little more than 50 years, it has become one of the country’s premier wine producers, reaching into markets around the world.
The company was founded by Sir George Fistonich in the early in 1960s. ‘Being Croatian, wine is part of my blood,’ says Fistonich. ‘It’s always been a part of life and I’m pleased to have spent my career pursuing this life-long passion.'
Villa Maria today owns vineyards in the prime grape-growing regions of Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, producing a mass of award-winning wines. Villa Maria holds more awards than any other New Zealand winery — a record they are fiercely proud of.
Visit the Villa Maria Cellar Shop, take a winery tour, enjoy a fabulous lunch, taste and purchase their finest wines.
118 Montgomery Rd, Mangere
Telephone (09) 255 0660 | www.villamaria.co.nz