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Sir George Fistonich, Founder and President, standing holding a glass of red wine, in front of a Villa Maria winery sign outside the winery

EarthGarden Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Hawkes Bay
  • 75cl bottle

Deep purple coloured hues lead to a perfumed nose of dark fruits, cocoa, sweet vanilla and clove spices. The full bodied palate is soft and generous with ripe fruit, silky tannins and a smooth finish.

Vineyards

Our key focus is to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices in order to protect the land for future generations. Villa Maria has farmed organically since 2002 gaining Biogro certification in 2009. Our Organic vineyards are vibrant gardens alive with wildflowers and full of life.

Vintage

The Hawkes Bay 2019 vintage followed an incredible summer, reds in particular enjoyed superb conditions for ripening.

Winemaking

Upon crushing the grapes were inoculated with BioGro approved yeast. Post fermentation the wine was pressed to oak barriques, 25% new, for 18 months maturation.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mature Strong Cheeses