Villa Maria – Stuff of Champions
Another assertion raised about Villa Maria is that they may flood the competitions with so many wines that they must win by sheer number of odds. The logic of this is faulty, as we all know that wine producers do not make wines to the same standard and quality. There are other wineries that win far less medals in proportion to what they enter, and vice versa; some wineries may have a higher strike rate. The statistics on this may not have been conducted, but if so, I'm sure they would bear me out. The simplest explanation is usually the correct one, so the saying goes. Villa Maria makes outstanding wines at each price level and in as many categories, styles and varieties they can. They enter their wines for judging, and then win medals, trophies and shows because of their quality. It's as simple as that!
Villa Maria asked for reviews of the three following wines, all gold medal winners. One has taken Champion Wine of the Show at three different judgings. The consistency of how a wine performs at a number of different shows must be the nearest to a definitive rating or assessment of a wine's quality. It's your call however, in the final analysis in what you enjoy and choose to drink. But such consistently high show results should be considered. This is how I see them. www.villamaria.co.nz