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Villa Maria boss in running for entrepreneur gong

Published:  23 July, 2008

George Fistonich, MD of New Zealand producer Villa Maria, is one of five people shortlisted for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 competition.

Fistonich won the Master Entrepreneur category and will now compete for the overall title at a gala banquet in Auckland on 12 October. The winner will represent New Zealand in the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo next May.

Villa Maria was the first major winery to bottle all of its wines under screwcap.