ONE KIWI WINERY ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Once again, for the second year, renowned winery Villa Maria has made the world’s top 10 list of the most admired wine brands for 2016 Drinks International, being the only NZ company included.
Selected annually by polling more than 200 wine industry experts, the list takes into consideration a broad range of wineries, from commercial brands to upmarket wines.
“Villa Maria fits the bill perfectly,” said Christian Davis, editor of Drinks International. “A brand virtually everyone admires, respects and, most importantly, drinks. A flag bearer for everything that is good about New Zealand. Well done to George Fistonich and all his team.”
As for the rest of the list, Penfolds secured the first place, followed by Torres, Ridge, Casillero del Diablo, M. Chapoutier, Guigal, Errazuriz, Villa Maria, Chateau d’Yque and Tio Pepe.