Villa Maria `Private Bin` Merlot 2012 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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
$17.99 per Bottle
$107.94 per pack
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The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards located across the Hawkes Bay region. An array of soil profiles combined with high sunshine hours and low rainfall make Hawkes Bay New Zealand’s ‘home’ to the French Bordeaux variety Merlot. A significant portion of the final blend was grown in Villa Maria vineyards in close proximity to Gimblett Road. The free draining gravelly soil here has a devigourating effect on vines and results in red wines with enhanced structure, flavour and colour.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes


Bright crimson red hues


Aromatics of plums, violets and berry fruits with vanilla like oak undertones.


A sweet fruited and textured palate possessing supple tannins makes this a versatile food wine and suitable for any occasion.


Enjoy from release until around 2015.

Food Matching

Enjoy with red meats and Mediterranean style foods.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
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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