The Marson family continues a winemaking tradition of some four generations in Friuli, north-eastern Italy and Australia at its Heathcote vineyard, Vinea Marson.

Inspired by vintages in Piedmont and Tuscany, winemaker Mario Marson’s passion for Nebbiolo and Sangiovese saw him establish Vinea Marson on the rich Cambrian soil of the Mount Camel Range at Heathcote in 2000. The Estate’s Sotto and Sopra vineyards on the eastern slope proved the perfect place to grow these Italian varieties, with multi-clonal plantings producing wines of depth and complexity.

Mario’s desire to craft beautiful old world wines in the new world setting extends to classic French varietals that comprise the remainder of their Estate range: a food-friendly Shiraz Viognier, elegant Viognier and a delicious, dry Rosé. These wines are complemented by the Heritage wines, which pays homage to the family’s history in Friuli by sourcing indigenous Italian varieties from the Alpine Valleys to produce a delicious Prosecco, a dry, multi-blend white, the Grazia, and an orange wine, the Friulano #7.

Vinea Marson’s award-winning tastings are held in true Italian style at the family table, with antipasti including cured meats, That’s Amore cheese including the Drunken Buffalo and estate-grown extra-Virgin olive oil. In late 2020 the family is delighted to welcome you back to the cellar door for tastings and antipasti in the new garden.


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