Wednesday 22 February 2012
Villa Maria remains on Gold Course at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
Villa Maria Estate picked up 11 gold and 17 silver medals at the 59th Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, continuing its 2011 winning strike in 2012.
The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards are New Zealand’s oldest and longest running national wine competition with over 1200 wines entered into the 59th season.
Commenting on another excellent award success for Villa Maria, Sir George Fistonich, owner and managing director says: “Our Chardonnays continue to win over the judges taking out a quarter of all Chardonnay Gold medals in this year’s show.”
2012 Royal Easter Show trophy winners will be announced at the official awards dinner on 17 March 2012.
Villa Maria Estate’s gold medals:
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay 2010
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2008
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Gewurztraminer 2010
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Gisborne Chardonnay 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot 2009
Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Dry Riesling 2011
About Villa Maria
Villa Maria has been New Zealand’s most awarded winery for 30 years. Founded by George Fistonich in 1961 and still privately owned today, Villa Maria is one of the great wine companies of the world. Sourced from expertly managed wineries in the best growing regions of New Zealand, the Villa Maria Estate range is enjoyed in over 50 countries worldwide.
With a strong sustainability focus and absolute commitment to quality, Villa Maria has won critical acclaim for its ability to “express individual winemakers’ flair” with the stamp of a “perfectionist’s zeal” and to create “beautifully crafted” wines of “supernatural consistency”.
The Villa Maria Estate range includes: Private Bin, Cellar Selection, Reserve, and Single Vineyard wines.
Visit www.villamaria.co.nz for more information.