NEW HEAD WINEMAKER

After 18 years with the winery, Nick Picone has been appointed Villa Maria Group Chief Winemaker. The position oversees all of Villa Maria Group’s winemaking which includes: Villa Maria, Vidal Estate, Esk Valley, Te Awa Collection, Thornbury, Riverstone and Wise Owl.
With several prestigious awards to his name including an Australasian award for Young Winemaker of the Year, Nick has been responsible for making hundreds of the winery’s global trophy and medal winning wines for many years.