Villa Maria Estate

Address: 5 Kirkbride Rd, Mangere, Auckland

Also: Renwick Rd, Fairhall, Blenheim, Marlborough

Region: Auckland & Marlborough

Size: Large

Founded: 1961

2004 CQI: 4.14 out of 5 (32 reviews)-.1

Exported to US: Yes

Villa Maria is the second largest winery in New Zealand and one of the few major brands that is still privately owned. It has major wineries in Auckland and Marlborough as well as vineyards in other regions. The Villa Maria Group also owns the Esk Vallay and Vidal Estate wineries. Produces a full range of wines. Special designations go from "Private Bin" to "Cellar Selection" to "Reserve". Single vineyard designation can also be applied to the Cellar Selection and Reserve labels. Although a large operation, Villa Maria consistently receives top ratings and awards for its upper level wines.


  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Merlot-Cabernet
  • Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay
  • Pinot Gris
  • Noble Riesling - Bortrytis

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