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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): Project management, Viticulture, Winemaking, QA/QC, Business owner, Buying, Consultant

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

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

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

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