Marisco Vineyards is the home of The Ned and The Kings Series of wines by Brent and Rosemary Marris who started the Marisco brand in 2003 when Brent discovered a magnificent 260ha property in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough. After several years of development the vineyard is producing close on 200,000 cases, 82% of which is exported. February 2009 saw ground broken on the site of the new 6,000 tonne winery and the 2010 vintage was the first crush in the new winery.
The Ned was launched in 2006 as a celebration of Brent’s childhood, being named after the highest peak of the iconic range of hills in Marlborough – the Wither Hills – where Brent grew up. Brent wanted to create a range of wines that celebrate the three varieties that Marlborough does best – Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
The Kings Series range was launched in October 2009 and is a celebration of Brent’s family heritage dating back to the 12th and 13th Century in the United Kingdom on Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. Each wine in the range tells a story about Brent’s ancestors, the de Mariscos, and their tempestuous relationship with the English monarchy. The range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Noble Sauvignon Blanc.
From the main Marisco Website you will find two sub- sites – one for The Kings Series and one for The Ned – both are very clever websites using imagery, sounds and flash navigation to explore each series and the limited release Entente Viognier. To find out more visit the Marisco Website, Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.