Mar. 6th
2015
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Villa Maria Named #4 Most Admired Wine Brand by Drinks International!!!

6th Mar. 2015  /  OUR BRANDS  ·  Villa Maria
Source: Drinks International

Drinks International, one of the most trusted and respected global drink journals, named Villa Maria as the fourth most admired wine brand in the world, the only New Zealand winery to make the top 10 list! More than 200 of the world’s top masters of wine, sommeliers, educators and journalists took part in the annual poll, which pits wine brands from all regions, styles and qualities against each other.

The top 10 'Most Admired Wines' were chosen based on a set of strict requirements, and we are not the least surprised that Villa Maria made it into the top 5!

Sir George Fistonich, Founder and CEO of Villa Maria Estate, was elated with the accolade. “To be number one in New Zealand and fourth in the world is truly phenomenal, especially considering there is estimated to be over 100,000 wineries globally. It’s such amazing recognition for Villa Maria as well as New Zealand. New Zealand is a very young wine producing country so to achieve fourth place, in such a prestigious competition, with old world leaders such as Torres, Chateau d'Yquem and Chateau Margaux is a huge source of pride. I’m incredibly proud.”


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