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A Journey Shaping New Zealand's Wine Industry

Villa Maria has embarked on a remarkable 60-year journey, positioning itself at the forefront of New Zealand's wine industry. This enduring legacy has shaped the company into what it is today. The brand's commitment to quality and innovation has resulted in an extensive portfolio of premium wines, which stands as one of the most geographically and stylistically diverse collections offered by any New Zealand producer. Villa Maria's exceptional wines have garnered global acclaim, igniting admiration from consumers worldwide.

The Early Years: A Passion Ignited

In the 1960s, Villa Maria was born as a one-man band, driven by the passion and determination of Sir George Fistonich. In 1961, at a youthful 21 years of age, Sir George leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland. With a mere acre of vines, he embarked on his winemaking journey. The first wine to bear the Villa Maria name was crafted in 1962, using grapes harvested from this very block. This humble beginning laid the foundation for what would become a globally recognized and adored brand, renowned for its bold, expressive, and exceptional New Zealand wines.

A Global Icon of Quality

Today, Villa Maria is celebrated as a global icon of winemaking excellence. The brand's unwavering commitment to crafting wines of exceptional quality has propelled its rise to prominence. Villa Maria's wines captivate the senses with their distinctive character and unparalleled expression of New Zealand's unique terroir. The brand's dedication to innovation and sustainable practices further solidifies its reputation as a leader in the industry.

Experience Villa Maria at The Reserve Cellar

Discover the legacy and exceptional wines of Villa Maria at The Reserve Cellar. Explore our curated selection of Villa Maria's diverse portfolio, showcasing the very best of New Zealand's winemaking prowess. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or new to the world of wine, we invite you to immerse yourself in the flavours and stories that define Villa Maria. Indulge in an extraordinary journey through New Zealand's wine regions with every bottle of Villa Maria you uncork.

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