Fistonich named president of international competition

Villa Maria founder and owner Sir George Fistonich will serve as the President of the International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2019, a competition which awards excellence in wines and spirits worldwide and encourages recognition for quality products. The President acts as the embodiment of the competition’s objective to recognise and promote the production of quality wines and spirits.

The role has a long history, and has previously been held by iconic wine figures such as Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Wolf Blass, Sir lan Good, Robert Mondavi and Warren Winiarski. The President is chosen for their “stature and reputation” in the wine world.