The harbourside village of Devonport is a popular destination for Aucklanders, particularly over the weekend,
or for dinner during the week as it is only a short ferry ride away. Antiques, books and artworks can be
found in the quaint shops and there are a number of cafés and restaurants too.
TASTING & EVENTS
VILLA MARIA | DEVONPORT IN-STORE TASTING
This is an in-store tasting so no need to book, just pop on down to the store and try a selection of wines from 4.00pm - 6.00pm.
ACHAVAL-FERRER - MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - WITH JULIO LASMARTRES (DEVONPORT)
For many serious wine loves, the top Malbec in the world is made by Achaval-Ferrer. Situated in the best hilltop vineyards of Mendoza, they are very much the first family of Argentinean wine. Their vines are pre-phylloxera with an average age of 107 years! Very high density planting with very low yields.The vineyard is irrigated the traditional way, with water channels. In the winery there are no additions or interventions, these are extremely pure. The style of Achaval-Ferrer wines is a balance of ripeness and natural acidity for freshness. These are much more elegant and refined Malbecs than you might have tried previously, a bridge between the old world and the new world. We have their director Julio Lasmartres here to present these incredible wines. We will be tasting Achaval-Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Cabernet Franc 2016, Malbec 2017, Quimera 2014. We will finish with their three legendary single vineyard Malbecs, where it takes 3 vines to produce just one bottle. Finca Mirador 2013, Finca Bella Vista 2013 and Finca Altamira 2014.
CAMERON - The newest member of the team, Cameron is an enthusiastic source for inspiration on spirits.
HANNAH - Recently returned to her native Devonport from an extended French sabbatical, Hannah is our resident expert in natural and organic wines.
JING - Don't let his swarthy good looks throw you. Jing is our resident wine savant, having just completed his WSET Level 3 wine courses. Seek him out for the perfect beverage recommendation for every occasion.
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