MonteMaria is a pilgrimage center dedicated to Mary, Mother of All Asia. The development was conceived as an international destination for devotees and pilgrims.
The 8-hectare World Destination project is nestled at the heart of the 130-hectare township in MonteMaria, Batangas City, along the Verde Island Passage confirmed to be the “Center of Marine Biodiversity of the World.” The centerpiece is the 98.15 meters high Statue of Mary which is symbolic for Unity and Peace for all people and countries all over the world.
MonteMaria is strategically located at the southernmost tip of Batangas Bay in Batangas City. The site is 30 minutes away from the central district of Batangas City, and accessible by concrete road and by sea. It is situated on a plateau overlooking the Verde Island Passage and the entrance to Batangas Bay of almost all vessels coming from Southern Philippines and international vessels entering China Sea to use the Batangas International Port.
A significant portion of all revenue generated by MonteMaria Cellars goes to the MonteMaria Asia Pilgrims, a non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines. This non-profit was established for the regeneration of the Social, Spiritual, and Physical Well-Being of MonteMaria Pilgrims who serve as a beacon of hope and light for promoting Unity and Peace throughout the World.
The Province of Batangas encapsulates the remarkable economic progression of the Philippines—combining World-renowned natural wonders and breathtaking landscapes with major infrastructure developments underway. Just a 1-hour drive from Metro-Manila, Batangas is now home to nearly 3 million citizens who graciously welcome weekend domestic vacationers to international tourists who seek delectable food, relaxation and leisure activities such as golf and scuba diving, all the while breathing in the peace of wondrous views of Batangas Bay, Taal Volcano and Lake, to the scores of breathtaking beaches.
The Verde Island Passage in the Philippines gives life to one of the most productive and remarkable ecosystems on the Planet. The Verde Island Passage provides food, livelihoods and other benefits to over 2 million people. Recognized by the United Nations as the center of global shore-fish biodiversity, it’s also home to charismatic species such as whale sharks, sea turtles, and an impressive array of corals. These waters continue to intrigue and mystify science—further signifying its global biological importance.
MonteMaria Cellars is proudly distributed by Napa Valley Distribution, a company created by the founder of #TrendingWine, Jason Elkin. Mr. Elkin is a new world wine pioneer, innovator, and disrupter widely considered as the Mark Zuckerberg of the Wine Industry. Mr. Elkin, Napa Valley Distribution in affiliation with One Global Trading, a division of One Global Management Company, Inc. have ventured to develop, distribute, and connect California and Napa Valley Wines to the Filipino-American community, Philippines, and other Asian markets.