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Skinny, curvy or bubbly. Which New Zealand Chardy is right for you?

NZ Chardonnay Styles

Sip sip hooray, today is Chardonnay Day!

The queen of white wines comes originally from Burgundy in eastern France but over the years it has found a new home in pretty much any wine region around the globe, including New Zealand, due to its ability to adapt easily to new conditions.  Read More

Meet Mr. Chardonnay – Nick Picone, Group Chief Winemaker at Villa Maria

Nick Picone Villa Maria

If you pick-up an award-winning Villa Maria Chardonnay, chances are Nick Picone had something to do with it. The talented winemaker not only has an impressive Chardonnay trophy collection, he’s also pretty good at making Merlots and Bordeaux blends – in fact the entire New Zealand wine portfolio, hence he’s the Chief Group Winemaker at New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria Estate. Read More