Villa Maria Private Bin Syrah 2006 (6 x 750mL), Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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The fruit for this wine was sourced predominantly from two sites within Hawkes Bay. The free-draining gravely soils and warm temperatures of the Gimblett Gravels encourage low yields and naturally devigourated vines. In conjunction with intensive vineyard management, these factors ensure the resulting fruit is deeply coloured and intensely flavoured, with ripe tannins.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

4 Stars / 92 Points. The quality on offer here is hard to beat for value in the NZ syrah stakes, sweet spice and complex toasty characters abound, there’s a fine aniseed and pepper edge, plenty of bright, ripe berry aromas too. The palate has a core of sweet ripe purple berry flavour, oak adds sweet musky spices, nicely balanced and flows easily. Nick Stock Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 Jan-09

94 Points. This is a seamless, elegant style which is beautifully poised right now and will live well for the medium term, thanks to a bright acidity and finely structured tannins. It’s a beautiful assemblage of savoury spice and black plum and cherry fruit, rippling with waves of black pepper, finishing with great length and line. Tyson Stelzer Wine Buiness Monthly Feb-09

Leathery, aged characater to the nose, with a dash of pepper. More leatheriness on the red plum palate. Winestate 1 Oct-09

Winery Tasting Notes


Brilliant crimson with ruby hues in colour.

Aroma and Palate

Aromatics of bright red fruits, pretty floral and spicy white pepper notes with a fleshy, soft and silky palate.

Food Matching and Cellaring Potential

Displaying elegance, good natural acidity promotes food pairing opportunities, making this wine ideal for enjoyment now or cellar for the next 2-3 years. (February 2008).

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal. NZ Royal Easter Show 2009 Mar-09

Bronze Medal. Intertiol Cool Climate Wine Show 2009 Mar-09

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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