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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

Private Bin Syrah 2018

Hawkes Bay
  • 75cl bottle

The nose of this intriguing wine reveals floral wild herb aromas with notes of red plum, smoked bacon and white pepper. The palate contributes further plum and herb characters, wrapped up with silky smooth tannins. This is a supple and highly approachable wine which is excellent with food.


The vineyards for this wine have free draining soils which helps ensure balanced fruit and canopy growth which is essential for ripe flavours.


The 2018 growing season started with excellent spring weather and a strong flowering period followed by a summer of hot weather with regular rainfall events. The warm temperatures and ample soil moisture meant our harvest started earlier than the previous two vintages whilst the cooler autumn weather helped retain natural acidities as the season progressed.


After fermentation, the wine was transferred to a mixture of tanks and seasoned oak barriques for maturation. After 9 months maturation on light lees, the wine was blended, lightly egg white fined and filtered before bottling.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Spicy
Herb crusted red meats and game, especially venison, dishes featuring spice and a variety of cheeses.