Sir George Fistonich loses opening skirmish against Villa Maria receivers


Sir George Fistonich founded Villa Maria in 1961, but bank concerns saw receivers appointed and the business sold – sparking a wave of legal action. Photo/NZME

The opening salvo of a long brewing war between Sir George Fistonich and the receivers who sold his Villa Maria wine estate ended in defeat for the knighted winemaker.

A decision by the High Court of

Elisha A. Tilghman