Birds Eye Winner Trusted Brands

Category: NZ Wines
Award level: Winner

Quality, innovation and sustainability are the core values of this family-owned and run business. For over 50 years, Villa Maria has worked to deliver wine that consumers can trust to deliver a great experience, every time.

As New Zealand’s most awarded winery for over 35 consecutive years, Villa Maria’s success is built on quality. But the brand also looks after its community. From cadetships for local youth to sponsorship of arts and sporting groups, Villa Maria’s philanthropy creates opportunities for New Zealanders.

“As a family company, the desire to leave something for the next generation is ever-present,” says Sir George Fistonich, Villa Maria owner and founder.

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That desire is reflected in Villa Maria’s commitment to the environment. Initiatives include lighter weight bottles and energy effective measures that have resulted in reduced carbon emissions of 25% per bottle since 2009.

All Villa Maria owned vineyards are accredited under SWNZ (Sustainable Winegrowing NZ) with 28% of these being accredited under Biogro Organic Certification.

All this pursues just one goal: great wine for us to enjoy.


Female, 25-29, Bay oF Plenty

“We enjoy the taste of their products, and knowtheir wine is always delicious. We trust that they knowhowtomake a good wine!”

Male, 70-74, Hawkes Bay

“Long-established company with excellent reputation and range of good products.”

Male, 75 years or over, Auckland

“New Zealandowned winery with a brilliant reputation.”