Monday, 23 September 2019 09:10

Future 50 finalist — Stuart Dudley

The wine industry was never Stuart Dudley’s first career choice. The viticulturist for Villa Maria Wines in Marlborough had his mindset on research or forensics, having completed a degree in Genetics and Biochemistry.

Published in Profiles
Monday, 10 June 2019 10:48

The big dry delivers outstanding fruit

After a couple of years when large tracts of New Zealand have been hit by tropical cyclones prior to harvest, 2019 provided a Panadol for grape growers and winemakers throughout the country.

Published in Industry
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:32

Villa Maria makes NZ history

For the first time ever a New Zealand wine brand has been included in the top three Most Admired Wine Brands in the World, taking out the third spot.

Published in Industry
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:41

Another huge accolade for Villa Maria

For the third time in as many years, Villa Maria has made it onto the Drinks International’s World’s Most Admired Wine Brands list.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:10

The Chardonnay Express

New Zealand Chardonnay has failed to make much of a dent on the export market. A group of Gisborne winemakers want to help change that.

Published in Regional Updates
Monday, 30 May 2016 06:55

Daring to blog

Noticing a dearth of wine bloggers in New Zealand, two former Villa Maria employees have taken matters into their own hands.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:06

Villa Maria gets new winemaker head

Villa Maria has appointed Nick Picone as their new chief winemaker, a position that oversees all of the company's winemaking.

Published in General News
Sunday, 03 May 2015 14:21

Young Guns - Mike Saunders

Mike Saunders, age 32, is a vineyard manager and grower liaison for Villa Maria.

Published in Wine Grower
Monday, 20 April 2015 15:17

Air New Zealand Answers Critics

Earlier this year, Air New Zealand announced changes to its wine procurement arrangements for economy and super economy classes as well as in the company  lounges.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:02

Villa Maria’s $30m Plan

Villa Maria is very close to finalising plans for a $30m winery and vineyard development on its Te Awa site west of Hastings.

Published in Regional Updates
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