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Marcus Ansems MW

Marcus Ansems MW

Became an MW 2015

Based in Canada

Languages English, French, Italian


Marcus is an Australian born winemaker who fell in love with wine as a young boy helping with vintage in his native home. He graduated from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology major) in 1997. He has worked over 30 vintages around the world making wine in Europe, South Africa, Australia and Canada. Marcus has many years of experience as a partner, general manager and chief winemaker at multiple wineries, and has also been directly involved in setting up six new winery/vineyard projects. He is now based in Canada and for the last seven years has travelled to over 20 countries working as an international wine buyer and winemaking/vineyard consultant. In 2013 he and his wife Rachel set up a small organic focused winery (Daydreamer Wines) in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. In his spare time he is a father to 3 young children, 1 dog and 2 cats.

Industry sector(s): Business owner, Buying, Consultant, Project management, QA/QC, Viticulture, Winemaking

Wine styles: Natural, Orange wines, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Aconcagua Valley, Argentina, Australia, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Campania, Canada, Casblanca Valley, Central Otago, Champagne, Chile, Colchagua Valley, France, Hawke's Bay, Italy, Marlborough, Mendoza, New South Wales, New Zealand, Okanagan Valley, Piedmont, Rhone, South Africa, South Australia, Tasmania, Tuscany, Victoria, Washington, Western Australia, Western Cape

Market expertise: Africa, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, North America, Portugal, South America, Spain

Specialisms: Acquisition of vineyards, Biodynamics, Clones, Commercial advice on vinyard establishment, Cultivation of the vine, Establishment of vineyards, Factors affecting grape growing, Harvesting of grapes, Life cycle of the vine, Maladies of the vine and their control, Organic viticulture, Rootstocks and grafting, Structure and composition of grapes, Wine species, Wine varieties, Economics of wine production, Fermentation, Stabilisation and clarification, Processing of grapes, Production of sparkling wines, Production of fortified wines, Blending, Bottling, Bulk shipment, Elevage / maturation, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Branding, Direct to consumer, Distribution, Financial and commercial structures, Food and wine pairing, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Importation, Independent retail, Marketing wine, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Supermarket and multiple retail, Wine labels, Wine judging