Marquee Wines was founded in 2002 as an Australian winery focused on making wine that is good for the earth and good for the palate. Our first pursuit was so successful that Marquee soon expanded the portfolio to include delicious wines from around the world, with a focus on boutique style, terroir-driven wines that speak of authenticity from wineries that are family-owned and -operated, for generations.
We believe wine should enrich the land upon which it grows. Our winemakers use a variety of winemaking practices to craft environmentally friendly wine.
The environmentally friendly wines are different in the way they are grown and produced. No synthetic chemical fertilizers, pest repellants or chemicals can be used for health and scientific reasons. The healthier the microscopic organisms in the soil are, the more nutrients absorbed by the vines. These nutrients aid aroma-compound production in grapes and are responsible for the characteristics of the land in which the grapes were grown.
Old vines grow balanced grapes year after year and ensure consistent phenolic compounds between vintages. Part of what causes old vines to fruit such reliable grapes are their deep root systems as they feed from underground water supplies during droughts and remain virtually unaffected if oversaturated with rain to produce undiluted juice.
Single vineyard wines particularly appeal to drinkers who seek out the experience of tasting the territory as the grapes come from one source. This allows grape growers to focus more attention to the vines.
Vineyard sites designated as carbon neutral are devoted to curtailing or leveling carbon emissions through natural practices. Although carbon dioxide is a natural product of winemaking, total emissions can be reduced by using non-carbon-based fuels, lowering bottle weight to reduce transportation costs, and making efforts to reduce energy usage by harnessing energy generated through solar and wind power.
An observant Jew must initiate, activate and operate every step of the process, including the fermentation, standardization, and sample taking for quality control. With this being said, egg whites are allowed in Kosher wines for fining (a clarifying process).
Sustainable winemaking refers to all long-term efforts directed toward agriculture that is humane, economically viable, socially just and able to satisfy human food and fiber needs. This includes site-dependent practices focused on enhancing natural resource bases and using nonrenewable resources as efficiently as possible.
At Marquee, we believe the love of wine should be simple. It should enrich the land upon which it grows, the glass into which it pours and the laughter and joy in which it thrives.