Villa Maria Classic Wine Tour, Tasting and Cafe Experience
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.
Now you can enjoy the Villa Maria Classic Wine Tour, Tasting and Cafe Experience in a unique and relaxing way: Picked up from your hotel, motel or residence at 2.15pm, you and your party (2-6 people) will be transported in luxury and style in one of our classic Rolls Royce or Daimler Limousines: We arrive at the beautiful Villa Maria estate in time for a very special winery tour: The tour provides a background history of the winery, and follows the wine making process through to the bottling hall, complete with videos to illustrate. At 3.30pm we begin a wine tasting experience with a Villa Maria Wine Connoisseur in their amazing Cellar Door. Learn about and experience a wonderful range of Villa Maria award winning wines. The final part of our Villa Maria experience is the Vineyard Café renown for serving delicious food and wines. Enjoy a glass of Villa Maria wine on the terrace which overlooks the Ihumatao Vineyard whilst sharing an antipasto platter:
Your Classic Villa Maria experience concludes as we depart the estate around 4.45-5.00pm in the Rolls Royce or Daimler for the return journey to your hotel, motel or residence.
Everyone in the party will also receive a special gift to remember this unique Auckland experience.
So what are you waiting for? Why not put a party of 2-6 people together today and click the link below to make your booking:
What about a very unique Gift for that special person in your life? The Villa Maria Experience fits the bill perfectly: Unique and affordable:
Priced at JUST $299.00 per person door to door inclusive of GST and Chauffeur:
Remember: All bookings are subject to venue and vehicle availability: