Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah 2005 (12 x 750mL), Hawkes Bay, NZ

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The Villa Maria Syrah vineyards are located in the Gimblett Gravels of Hawkes Bay. The free-draining gravely soils and warm conditions of the Gimblett Gravels encourage low yields and devigourated vines.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Villa Maria belongs on any shortlist of New Zealand's best wines. This syrah shows how the Kiwi style straddles French and Australian prototypes. It's ripe in Loganberry and blueberry characters; savoury earthiness slots i n nicely; oak is well measured, and a fleshy texture and sustained flavour complete the picture. Ralph Kyte Powell Delicious

Winery Tasting Notes


Crimson with youthful purple hues.


This elegant yet full bodied Syrah displays classic white pepper notes along with violets, cedar and red plums.


The palate is refined with fine powdery tannins and balanced acidity, which will allow the wine to age and gain further complexity.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Founded in 1961 by current owner and Managing Director, George Fistonich, Villa Maria is a privately owned winery.

Villa Maria produces New Zealand's most awarded wines and has achieved acclaim, both nationally and internationally since the early 1980's.  This outstanding achievement is due to an uncompromising commitment and dedication to quality at all stages of the grape growing and winemaking processes.

Villa Maria sources grapes from each of New Zealand's premium grape growing regions: Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and produces wines in two state of the art wineries situated in Marlborough and Auckland. Villa Maria was the first major wine company in New Zealand to seal their wines with screwcaps, ensuring their wine reaches the consumer just as the winemaker intended. 

Trophy for Champion Producer, 2008 Liquorland Top 100 International Wine Competition (New Zealand)

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