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Top Entrepreneur George Fistonich Congratulated

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13 October 2005
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New Zealand Winegrowers Congratulates George Fistonich as Top Entrepreneur

New Zealand Winegrowers has been quick to commend Villa Maria’s Managing Director George Fistonich after winning the title of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year last night.

CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers, Philip Gregan, says Mr Fistonich’s win is a tremendous personal and business achievement, and one that reinforces the excellence of the New Zealand wine industry.

“George has long been recognised as a success story of the New Zealand wine industry and his passion for making great wine is demonstrated in the achievements of his company Villa Maria,” says Mr Gregan.

“The awarding of this prestigious title to George is not only a superb recognition of his talents, but also a great commendation for the entrepreneurial ability and business acumen that is driving the New Zealand wine industry to great successes, both domestically and internationally,” he says.


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