As New Zealand’s most awarded winery for more than 30 consecutive years, Villa Maria makes a very fitting Official Wine Partner to the Academy. Since its pioneering beginnings over half a century ago, Villa Maria has been at the forefront of quality, sustainability and innovation. This family owned winery is now one of the most recognised and respected premium New Zealand wineries in the world. For the past 6 years, Villa Maria’s wines have been served and enjoyed at all BAFTA award ceremonies. Effortlessly balanced, elegant and approachable, the wines are the perfect accompaniment to all of the Academy’s prestigious events.