Villa Maria wine

Villa Maria pinot noir tasting

Villa Maria: An Auckland day trip & 11 wine choices from my winery tasting

For years I’ve enjoyed Villa Maria wines and I was pretty giddy the day I visited the winery just outside Auckland in New Zealand.  The wines are a familiar sight on the wine shelves at home in the UK  and there I was, thousands of miles away meeting the people behind them. Oh, and tasting them …

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New Zealand: Win a trip with Villa Maria and follow in my (clumsy) footsteps

I’m very excited that 2018 is underway.  Happy New Year everyone!! In just 22 days I’ll be heading to New Zealand to visit one of my oldest friends and of course I’ll be visiting vineyards too.  It would be rude not to. I’m giddy. My plans are quite well-formed  … well actually I’m not organised …

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