OLD About Us
The Village Winery began in 1995 as New Zealand's smallest winery, offering wines under the Windmill Road, Eden and (Methode Traditionelle) Jean labels. We no longer make wine on site. Instead, we offer a wide ranging, discerning selection of interesting, individual local and international wines of exceptional quality, great value, and good character. From wines for everyday drinking to exquisite fine wines, from wines for immediate consumption to wines to be cellared and savoured in 10 or 20 years, our staff handpicks wines which best express the world’s best varieties, regions and styles. The Village Winery also houses an impressive collection of Single Malt Whisky and Specialty Beer.
Fully independent, family owned and operated, the Village Winery aims to provide the best wines available with the best possible service. Owner Bill Vincent is a Judo 7th Dan who represented New Zealand at the 1984 and 1998 Olympic Games and lived in Japan for 20 years. Bill is married to Noriyo, a Japanese radio personality and founding DJ for FM802 in Osaka Japan. Broadcasting as Jean Nagao, Noriyo introduced her audience to exciting new wines and food, becoming a notable figure in the wine industry in the Kansai region. Together, having travelled to many of the World's great wine regions, Bill and Noriyo have built up an extraordinary repertoire of tasting experience. They believe that wine should add to the daily pleasure of eating good food.
We are happy to provide advice, tastings and cellar planning. Visit us around the clock online or at our Mount Eden Village shop, 417 Mount Eden Road, Auckland.