Villa Maria Estate was today announced New Zealand Winery of the Year for the 13th time in 16 years by leading Australian wine magazine Winestate at an exclusive awards ceremony held in Remuera, Auckland.
Villa Maria Senior Auckland winemaker Nick Picone was proud to accept the prestigious accolade: "As a team we are very excited to be able to maintain such a long track record of awards which covers all varieties and wines over a 12 month period. To win 13 out of 16 years shows quality of our vineyard and viticulture teams," he said.
These exceptional results once again cemented Villa Maria's reputation as a top-class industry leading wine producer.
The awards ceremony was hosted by renowned wine writer Michael Cooper, and Winestate. The presentation luncheon also showcased the best of Australian and New Zealand wines of 2013.