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No other group of wines have been given higher marks (at lower prices) from Wine Spectator Magazine than the Marquee® Classic Series, which is a collection of Australian wines that consumers can trust to be drinkable and approachable at value prices. Every vintage is a true “Best Buy” from 87 to 90 Points with outstanding quality!

To call our co-founder, Mark O’Connell, a wine lover would be to make a gross understatement. Mark is a collector, an advocate and even a Burgundy estate owner. Ten years ago he was doing quite a bit of business, unrelated to wine, with he crossed paths with another wine enthusiast, Keith Brien. Keith has been a winemaker for over thirty-five years.

Keith and Mark strongly agreed on one point, wine had become too intimidating. Consumers had to weed through too many labels and marketing gimmicks to find quality juice. Keith left Cleveland Estate in 2003 (after twenty-five of those years) to pursue his dream and make wine for his own label which would be sold internationally and for the American market under the Marquee label.

Marquee® has grown substantially in the past ten years. Labels have come and gone but one thing remains consistent, the quality of the wine. Keith and Mark believe that there is no substitute for well made, artisanal wine.

Marquee® Articles and Media Attention

Backsberg John Martin Sauvignon Blanc

Backsberg John Martin Sauvignon Blanc

Sometimes the world calls for Cabernet Sauvignon: a deep and complex wine with earth and fruit and a lingering finish that you can drink by itself but just begs for […]
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AOC label

AOC – Appellation d’origine contrôlée

Or: Location, Location, Location Appellation d’origine contrôlée, or “controlled designation of origin,” is the French certification that is bestowed upon certain geographical indications which correspond to specific locations.  This certification […]
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Marquee’s Winemaker Corner: 2013 favors Australian Wine

To sum up the quality of our Australian wine grapes this year … WOW!! Where our small vineyard lies in the Macedon Ranges, it is the last district to harvest […]
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Featured Wine of the Week – Marquee Australian Organic Chardonnay

MARQUEE AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC CHARDONNAY is from the beautiful hills of New South Whales, Australia. Currently, this wine is available in the 2011 vintage. We like this wine because its 100% […]
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Marquee’s Wine Wisdom: Australian Shiraz or Syrah?

Let’s clear up the confusion surrounding an incredible wine from down under while I practice my Aussie slang. Is it Australian Syrah or Australian Shiraz? I’ve heard the two names […]
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