The New Zealand
Winery in Hastings in the area Waiheke Iceland (North Iceland) was founded by the 1888 immigrant Spaniard Anthony Joseph Vidal (born 1866) in 1905. The years before, he had worked at the winery of his uncle Joseph Soler. His three sons continued the legacy. The family-owned winery was founded in 1976 by the Wine Empire Villa Maria
acquired. A restaurant is connected. Its own vineyards cover 28 hectares, which are planted with the varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot. Contract winegrowers buy grapes from Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Sémillon. The wines are marketed in the three lines Joseph Soler (after the founder's uncle), Vidal Reserve and Vidal Estate. Among the best products are the reds Cabernet-Merlot Reserve and Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, as well as the white wine Chardonnay Reserve.