Location: Swanpool, VIC
Varieties: Pinot Gris, Malbec, Nebbiolo Rosé, Natural Shiraz, Natural Pinot Gris, Malbec Rosé
Mark has been working with ReWine for more than 10 years. It all started when Mark’s sister Sally, came into the market trying to find a distributor for his dad, Ian’s, Pinot Gris. It ended up being the first wine we sold from the Foletta’s, and we continued to buy it for several years. Then one day Mark called up, saying he had a bunch of Malbec that he didn’t know what to do with. After some discussion, together we decided to collaborate on making a Malbec especially for ReWine. Mark knew of an underutilised winery down the road from him (Kooyonga), and after some sweet talking, he convinced them to make a Malbec out of his grapes. Marshall developed a vintage plan and the wheels were in motion.
The wine straight off the ferment was so good that they didn’t bother putting it on oak or aging it at all. It went on to wine best in show at the Melbourne Malbec Show.
Mark is now planting varieties exclusively for ReWine, those being Nebbiolo and Gamay.