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Villa Maria, Marlborough, New Zealand - New!

We are delighted to be Switzerland’s new distributors of one of New Zealand’s best-known wineries, Villa Maria!

Villa Maria is hugely popular in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, but until now remains relatively unknown in mainland Europe. This must be a great opportunity! Every one of Villa Maria’s wines over-delivers in quality at its respective price point. The bottles look classy, the wines taste great, and the prices are very competitive – what more can you ask? Villa Maria are genuine pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry and are the first and only winery to make a Pinot Gris/Grigio that is almost as popular as its Sauvignon Blanc. Their Riesling is consistently superb at the price, with just a very gentle hint of sweetness to balance its crisp acidity and make it widely appealing.

They produce white and red wines at various levels – regional and single vineyard – in all New Zealand’s key wine-producing regions.

Villa Maria’s owner, George Fistonich, believes that the secret to the winery’s success does not lie in chasing awards but rather focusing on making superior quality wine that consumers can readily enjoy. Get this right and the awards naturally follow.
Highlights from Villa Maria’s achievements to date include:

  • Named one of the world’s 50 great wine producers by American magazine Wine Spectator 
  • New Zealand Wine Company of the Year at Australia’s Winestate Wine Awards (ten times in eleven years)
  • Owner George Fistonich, knighted by the New Zealand government for service to the wine industry 

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