Organic Chardonnay
EarthGarden | Hawkes Bay
Organic Chardonnay
Vintage 2022 
Our key focus is to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices in order to protect the land for future generations. Villa Maria has farmed Chardonnay organically since 2002, gaining Biogro certification in 2009. This vineyards are vibrant gardens alive with wildflowers and full of life.
The grapes were sourced from our Te Awa and Soler Vineyards, and ferment was inoculated using a natural 'Pied de Cuve' started in the vineyard. Fermentation took place in a mix of stainless steel tank and French oak barrels which has resulted in a fresh yet generous Chardonnay. The wine is matured ‘sur lie’ (on yeast lees) adding further richness and texture prior to bottling.

Fragrant and complex

Tasting notes

  • Stone Fruit
  • Citrus Blossom
  • Oak Spice

This organic Chardonnay reveals a fragrant nose of ripe stone fruit and citrus blossom with subtle notes of baking spice from French Oak. The palate is soft and generous whilst remaining elegant in style.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Chardonnay

  • White Meat
  • Rich Seafood
  • Mature Cheeses

Our EarthGarden Hawkes Bay Chardonnay is a classic match with most white meats, rich seafood dishes, cheese and salads. Also highly enjoyable on its own.


Best served at: 10 °C / 50 °F

Recipe pairing

Creamy Chicken Tagliatelle

Rich, cheesy, oh-so-delicious, this Creamy Chicken Tagliatelle with fried sage and walnuts is the ultimate comfort dish. It’s an ideal match to our Chardonnay with its touch of buttery oak and vibrant notes of stone fruits, citrus, and fig.

Sunny and vibrant

Hawkes Bay

Home to New Zealand’s second largest wine region and planted on an ancient alluvial riverbed, Hawkes Bay has over time become synonymous with exceptional Chardonnay. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes, our sites are very dry and warm which also enjoy cool winds from mountains to the west. The result is a delicious full-bodied Chardonnay, showcasing peach and stone fruit flavours

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