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  • After a decade in its Mangere complex, Villa Maria has plenty to celebrate.

    Issue 3933 24th September 2015

    If you visit Villa Maria’s headquarters, near Auckland International Airport, you’ll notice the vines – gewürztraminer, chardonnay, pinot noir (for sparkling wine) and verdelho – that flank the approach road. But you may not realise that this site at Ihumatao, which covers 20ha, is one of the country’s most-honoured single vineyards. Villa Maria recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of its classy complex in Mangere, in South Auckland. Previously based in a utilitarian, pseudo-Spanish winery just a few kilometres away, the company opened its beautiful $30 million …

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