Anthony Joseph Vidal immigrated to New Zealand from Spain in 1888, initially working for his uncle, pioneer winemaker Joseph Soler in Wanganui. In 1905 he purchased a small amount of land and established the Vidal winery at the present site in Hastings.
Vidal is Hawke’s Bay oldest boutique winery and is also renowned for its award winning brasserie style restaurant, which was the first winery restaurant facility in New Zealand. It has undergone several face lifts since its inception in 1979 and is now a highly sophisticated venue. The addition of wines from the Marlborough region has supported the position of Vidal as a successful winery both in New Zealand and in Vidal's export markets around the world.
A combination of traditional winemaking techniques and modern methods are used to produce the very stylish and modern Vidal Sauvignon Blanc from fruit sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region.