Villa Maria GM Winemaking Alastair Maling,  is stepping down after over 12 years with the company. Alistair is  moving on to new opportunities within the New Zealand wine world. Having been apart of the Villa Maria family,  the company say they know that they'll always have a Villa Maria advocate alongside them with Alistair, driving New Zealand wine forward.
A statement released to the media from  Villa Maria Estate Ltd CEO Sir George Fistonich, stated:
“Although we’re sorry to say goodbye, we know that Alastair will enjoy his new challenge at Foley Family Wines. We’re also confident that the deep experience and expertise we have built in the winemaking.”
Facilitating a seamless transition, Alastair will remain at Villa Maria until the end of June.