World-renowned New Zealand winery, Villa Maria, has created a feature-length documentary to showcase its incredible winemaking process and we have five pairs of tickets to giveaway to the Irish premiere.
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.
Premiering on February 18th, 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.
Vintage by Villa Maria will be available on Virgin Player after its global release and will also be available in 12 markets overseas including New Zealand, London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sofia, Moscow and Stockholm. We have an exclusive sneak peek at the documentary below for you to enjoy ahead of its release.
The Irish premiere
The exclusive Irish premiere will be held in The Stella Theatre in Ranelagh, with viticulturist Stuart Dudley flying in to host the evening with our own wine writer, Tomás Clancy. On the night, Ireland's wine community will gather to enjoy some stellar Villa Maria wines and nibbles while watching Vintage, before partaking in a Q&A with Stuart and Tomás. To close out the evening, guests will head up to the Americana Bar for more drinks and canapés.
This event is strictly invite-only, but we have five pairs to give away to our lucky readers. To be in with a chance to win, simply answer the following question and fill in the form below. Good luck!
Q: Which viticulturist will be flying to Ireland from New Zealand for the premiere of Vintage?
T&Cs apply. Entrants must be 18 years or older. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferrable. Editor's decision is final. Winner will be contacted by email and if they do not respond within three days, a new winner will be selected. Winner must be available to attend the Irish premiere of Vintage on February 18th from 6pm at The Stella Theatre in Ranelagh. One entry per person. Competition closes midnight Wednesday, February 12th.
This event is brought to you in association with Villa Maria.