The Villa Maria Winery Mangere Review

The Villa Maria Winery Mangere Review
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The Villa Maria Winery is located at 118 Montgomerie Rd, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand. It is New Zealand’s most established winery which was founded way back in 1961 by Sir George Fistonich.

The winery has dedicated itself to the goal of making high-quality wines in the heart of New Zealand so that wine drinkers from all over the world can appreciate the taste of good Kiwi wine. Nowadays, the Villa Maria exports their wines to more than 52 countries all over the world and they have more than 250 permanent staff on the payroll.

Amenities, Events, and Special Clubs.

The Villa Maria Winery has an Auckland cafe that is open 7 days where delicious foods and wines are served. The terrace of the cafe overlooks the Ihumatao Vineyard and is a great place to share a platter or have lunch with a friend or companion.

The vines and trees at the site create superb parkland around the winery and also bring out an ambient and tranquil setting that is well suited for various types of functions and events. Private functions, meetings, conferences, and even Christmas functions can be held at this venue and the staff is experienced when it comes to delivering exceptional and professional events at any level.

The Villa Maria also welcomes concert attendees to their winery and are committed to ensuring that everyone remains in a fun and safe environment.

Vineyard Cafe Menu Details.

The Cafe is open 9:00am to 4:00pm and lunch service is 11:30 to 3pm.  You can enjoy a super platter to share or the beef eye fillet to be very selfish with. The duck, chicken breast, salmon, lamb and fish of the day are just awesome.

Menu Sample Lunch

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About the Wines.

The Villa Maria Winery has an extensive collection of whites, reds, bubbles and many other types of wines to choose from. Some samples of the offerings are listed below and subject to change.

White Wines.

The cellar selection has two white wines that are a must try namely The Arneis and the Chardonnay.

The private bin has several award winning white wines. The Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and the East Coast Arneis are very popular.

The single vineyard has The Ohiti Gravels Arneis and the Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc wines.

The reserve selection has a lovely Riesling which is my wife’s favourite for pretty much any seafood dish.

Red Wines.

The private bin has two red wines of note, the 2016 and 2017 Merlot.

The reserve section has two wines to choose from that you should look for, namely the Pinot Noir and the Gimblet Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot.

The cellar selection has the Pinot Noir and the Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon.

The single vineyard has the Seddon Pinot Noir and the Attorney Pinot Noir.

Other wines include the Hawkes Bay Rose and the Sauvignon Blanc from the private bin, the Semillon and the Riesling from the reserves, and the 2016 Methode Traditionnelle plus some sparkling wines also.

**NB a set menu is required for groups of 10 or more customers** Just get in touch with them.

Winery Tours

You can take a tour of the winery for just $5.00 and it leaves from the Auckland Cellar Door at 11am and 2pm daily sharp.

This informative tour gives an overall history of the winery and follows the wine making procedure from the grape right through to the bottling hall.

The Villa Maria Cellar Club

The Villa Maria also has a cellar club which people can sign up to in order to get 12 bottles of their favorite wines delivered right to their doorstep for a minimum of 4 times a year. To register for the Villa Maria Cellar Club, simply head to their main website and click on ‘Cellar Club’ from the selections above. Once you are there, select one of the premium wine packages at a great price.

If you don’t have a Villa Maria account, register for one or log in using your Facebook account. Next, fill in or the required information, including payment details, and then you will receive a confirmation email. Lastly, your wine delivery should arrive at your doorstep within the first or second week of payment.

Pokies available at the Villa Maria Winery.

This venue has no pokies machines available. You can have a crack on the pokies nearby at the Airport Garden Inn, the Mangere Bridge Tavern and 5 minutes from the AKL airport is the the Mangere Cossie Club.

Summary.

The Villa Maria Winery is the perfect place for those who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while still remaining around the central Auckland area. It has a wide selection of wines that you can either drink at their venue or order and have delivered straight to your home.

It is also just five minutes drive away from Auckland International Airport making it the ideal venue for both local and international guests to pay a visit. Make sure you budget a little extra time if your heading to the airport as it makes the ideal venue for a feed or some drinks before that flight.

Opening hours

9am – 6pm Monday to Friday
9am – 4pm Saturday, Sunday

Contacts

Phone 9 255 0660

Website www.villamaria.co.nz

Map and address

The Villa Maria Winery
118 Montgomerie Rd, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

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