About us

Decades of deliciousness

Villa Maria’s 60 year journey at the forefront of New Zealand’s wine industry has shaped the company as it stands today. Our extensive portfolio is one the most geographically and stylistically diverse and highly-awarded range of premium wines by any New Zealand producer, fuelling consumer adoration and success across the globe.

At Villa Maria we’re known for making bold, industry-changing moves.

60 years of winemaking

Our history

In 1961, at just 21 years of age, Sir George Fistonich leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of vines. The first wine under the name Villa Maria in 1962 was made with grapes harvested from this block. Today, Villa Maria is a globally recognised and adored for its bold, expressive and exceptional New Zealand wines.

For the planet


We are committed to building a sustainable business model that ensures our future, respects our people and protects our environment and critical natural resources.

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Marlborough Cellar Door

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region, world-famous for its crisp, fruit-driven Sauvignon Blanc.


Sample our award-winning wines and learn about the Villa Maria range in our stunning vineyard setting.

Our People

Careers with us

We’re passionate about what we do. We love wine, sharing our knowledge and creating an inspiring workplace.


Our focus is on building a team of capable, talented people and giving them the tools, space and guidance to grow and develop to succeed.

Our Community


We are proud to support our industry and our communities by partnering with local, national, and international organisations. Such as New Zealand Winegrowers, Women in Wine, Young Winemaker of the Year, and Young Viticulturist of the Year.


We’re active in our communities by supporting the Inspire Foundation Marlborough and Auckland Business Chamber. We’re also proud of our partnerships with Kea World Class New Zealand Awards and the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

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