Madeleine’s passion for Italian history and culture has found a new path in the family’s wine
business, Vinea Marson, where she has been instrumental in establishing the family’s award
winning cellar door and working in marketing and trade since 2015. However Madeleine’s true
calling lies in the winery, where she has been working with her father Mario to produce Vinea
Marson’s Italian & French varietals since 2017. Madeleine is currently undertaking wine science
studies at Charles Sturt University and was recently awarded the Victorian Wine Show Travel
Scholarship to investigate the impact of climate change on the production of Sangiovese in Tuscany. Whilst current restrictions mean her vintage and research project in Italy is on hold until 2021, she is looking forward to sharing Vinea Marson’s signature Sangiovese with you as we delve into the potential for Mediterranean / alternative varieties in the Heathcote wine region.
After 5 years working as a lawyer in a large Commercial Legal Firm in Melbourne, Emily decided to take a huge tree and career change. Having a passion for wine and appetite for adventure, Emily and her husband Tom “stumbled” across Armstead Estate, a boutique winery on the banks of Lake Eppalock, by boat, instantly falling in love with the unique lakeside setting and exceptional wines.
After taking over Armstead Estate in July 2017, Emily and Tom’s first vintage was 2018. Since then, they have continued to make wine from their unique one-acre lakeside vineyard, as well as sourcing fruit from unique low cropped vineyards throughout the Heathcote region, carefully developing each varietal’s individual flavour and expression of site. In 2020, Emily worked alongside Rob Ellis at Hanging Rock Winery, developing her skills and experimenting with different winemaking techniques.
Part 1 Wines: Wednesday 13th May
- 2015 Vinea Marson Sangiovese
- 2018 Armstead Estate “Charlotte” Chardonnay
- 2017 Sanguine Estate “Inception” Shiraz
Part 2 Wines: Wednesday 20th May
- 2019 Munari Grenache Rosé
- 2017 Farmer & Scientist Tempranillo
- 2018 Silver Spoon Estate “Ménage à Trois” GSM
Session duration: Approx 45 mins depending on questions
Level 1 – Watching and Listening Live is available for all states and territories.
Level 2 – Watching and Listening to a recorded session is available for all states and territories
Level 3 “Full Sensory Experience Wine Packs” is available for Interstate and Victoria customers. If you can’t make the Live session or your Full Sensory Experience Wine Pack arrives after the session, we will send you a link to the recording so you won’t miss a thing (drop)!
Want to go that step further and enjoy the Full Sensory Experience from the comfort of your own home? Well you can with 1 bottle of each of the wines being tasted in Part 1 and Part 2 delivered to your door prior to the Live tasting session. We have literally taken the ‘Virtual” out of Virtual wine tasting so not only will you be able to see us, hear us and interact with us from the comfort of your home but now you will be able to join us smelling and tasting in real time (if you can make the tasting date) or by listening and watching a recorded session.
Missed the LIVE tasting? Don’t worry you can still order the pack and we will send you a link to the recorded session to enjoy. Available for delivery at any time.
Important Coronavirus Delivery notice: for suburbs Australia wide directly serviced by Fastway Couriers it appears that most wine orders are being delivered in their normal service window however for other suburbs eg outer metropolitan and rural areas where Fastway uses Australia Post as their On Freight forwarder delays have been significant. However, if your wine order arrives after our LIVE virtual tasting session, we will send you a link to a recording of the session so you can still enjoy the full sensory experience.