Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:41

Another huge accolade for Villa Maria

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Villa Maria has placed fourth on the Drinks International’s World’s Most Admired Wine Brands list Villa Maria has placed fourth on the Drinks International’s World’s Most Admired Wine Brands list

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.

And not just anywhere on the list, but at number four, behind only Torres, Penfolds and Chateau Margaux. It was 2015 when Villa Maria first appeared on the list, in the fourth position. Last year the company was named the eighth most admired, and this year is back into fourth.

The editor of Drinks International Christian Davis said, “Villa Maria remains New Zealand’s most respected wine producer. It is up there with the best of them – rightly so.”

In total five New Zealand companies made the Top 50, as judged by 200 Masters of Wine, sommeliers, journalists and bloggers. Felton Road came in at 13, Cloudy Bay at 24, Brancott Estate at 42 and Oyster Bay at 46.

 

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