Friday, June 21, 2013

Sauvignon Blanc, VILLA MARIA, "PRIVATE BIN" Marlborough, New Zealand

Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region. A blend of fruit grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys spanning a range of different meso-climates were incorporated. Careful attention was paid to vine health to give the vine the best chance to optimize the season and develop strong, clean flavors.
  • ripe gooseberry
  • passionfruit
  • fresh citrus lime
  • exotic herbaceous
  • exuberant
VILLA MARIA went from a one-man band to a global brand in just 50 years!  In 1961, at just 21 years of age, George Fistonich leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of vines. He harvested his first grapes in 1962 and made his first wine under the name Villa Maria.  Throughout the 1960s Villa Maria was a one-man band, with George’s wife, Gail, supporting him in his venture. He made dry red and white wines, sourcing grapes from the greater Auckland regions. In the early 1970s he started to employ staff and the company began to expand rapidly.  Today, Villa Maria employs more than 250 permanent staff and exports wine to over 50 countries worldwide.


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