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Paul Sherwood
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Social shots from the Villa Maria Vintage Launch

Brought to you in association with Villa Maria.

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Vintage by Villa Maria was recently launched in Ireland at The Stella Cinema in Ranelagh and we have all the pictures from the night.

Vintage, Villa Maria's new documentary, was created in collaboration with American filmmaker Colin West and gives an exclusive look behind the scenes at the New Zealand winery, showing how their world-renowned wine is created. 

Vintage follows Villa Maria's team, including chief winemaker Nick Picone, Malborough viticulturist Stuart Dudley, chief viticulturist Ollie Powrie and viticulture cadet Jessica Marston, as they cope with unforeseen challenges, varying climates, frost-filled early mornings and 24-hour-days. The film crew followed the team for 40 of their busiest days in 2019, documenting the production of the year's stellar wine. 

The exclusive Irish premiere was held in The Stella Theatre in Ranelagh, with viticulturist Stuart Dudley and the Business Post wine correspondent, Tomás Clancy. On the night, Ireland's wine community gathered to enjoy some stellar Villa Maria wines and nibbles while watching Vintage, before partaking in a Q&A with Stuart and Tomás. 

Only 50 lucky guests were in attendance on the night, so if you weren't there, you'll get your chance to watch Villa Maria Vintage on Virgin Media 3 on Sunday, March 1st at 6pm. The documentary will also be available on the Virgin Media Player until the end of April.

Check out the video and pictures below to see what happened on the night.

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The entryway at The Stella Cinema in Ranelagh. Photo by Paul Sherwood.
The entryway at The Stella Cinema in Ranelagh. Photo by Paul Sherwood.

Villa Maria wines at The Stella Cinema in Ranelagh. Photo by Paul Sherwood.
Villa Maria wines at The Stella Cinema in Ranelagh. Photo by Paul Sherwood.

Villa Maria wine. Photo by Paul Sherwood.
Villa Maria wine. Photo by Paul Sherwood.

Photo by Paul Sherwood.
Photo by Paul Sherwood.

Tomato and mozzarella arancini and smoked salmon crostini from The Stella Cinema. Photo by Paul Sherwood.
Tomato and mozzarella arancini and smoked salmon crostini from The Stella Cinema. Photo by Paul Sherwood.

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Viticulturist Stu Dudley and Business Post wine correspondent Tomás Clancy. Photo by Paul Sherwood.
Viticulturist Stu Dudley and Business Post wine correspondent Tomás Clancy. Photo by Paul Sherwood.

Brent Pope. Photo by Paul Sherwood.
Brent Pope. Photo by Paul Sherwood.

Angie Nolan and Susan Lyons. Photo by Paul Sherwood.
Angie Nolan and Susan Lyons. Photo by Paul Sherwood.

Judi Whelan and Jo Higgs. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Judi Whelan and Jo Higgs. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

Declan and Pauline O'Toole. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Declan and Pauline O'Toole. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

Natalie Walsh and Michael Barry. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Natalie Walsh and Michael Barry. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

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Stu Dudley, Paul Raper, Natalie Walsh and Brad Burgess, New Zealand High Commissioner to Ireland. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Stu Dudley, Paul Raper, Natalie Walsh and Brad Burgess, New Zealand High Commissioner to Ireland. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

Aine Leech and Aoife Nolan. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Aine Leech and Aoife Nolan. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

Tomás Clancy and Marie-Claire Digby. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Tomás Clancy and Marie-Claire Digby. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

Michael and Kate Barry. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Michael and Kate Barry. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

Tomás Clancy introducing Villa Maria Vintage. Photography by Paul Sherwood.
Tomás Clancy introducing Villa Maria Vintage. Photography by Paul Sherwood.

Make sure to tune into Villa Maria Vintage on Virgin Media 3 on Sunday, March 1st at 6pm. The documentary will also be available on the Virgin Media Player until the end of April.

This article was brought to you in association with Villa Maria Wines.

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