Marisco Vineyards

Renwick, New Zealand

Marisco Vineyards, a family-owned and operated winery, has established itself as a prominent wine producer in Marlborough, New Zealand. At the heart of Marisco Vineyards lies the iconic wine brand, The Ned, which has garnered widespread acclaim since its inception in 2006. The winery is the brainchild of esteemed winemaker Brent Marris, whose deep connection to Marlborough’s Wither Hills range inspired him to create The Ned.

Driven by the success of The Ned, Brent delved into his own family history to expand the winery’s portfolio. This led to the creation of the Kings’ Series brand in 2009, a collection of wines that pays homage to the colorful stories of Marris’ ancestors, the de Mariscos, known for their scandalous and notorious past.

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With strong roots in Marlborough and a profound sense of family, owners Brent and Rosemary Marris are deeply committed to creating a lasting legacy. This commitment has propelled Marisco Vineyards into the realm of ultra-premium wines with the Craft Series brand. 

The Craft Series is dedicated to individuals who have played pivotal roles in the growth and success of the winery. It began with a tribute to Brent’s father, John Marris, a true pioneer and founding father of the Marlborough wine industry. John spent years identifying suitable land for grape growing and served as Operations Manager and Viticultural Advisor for Montana wines.

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Determined to ensure their legacy endures, Brent and Rosemary acquired the historic Leefield Station property in 2013. Transforming the land into vineyards while preserving its native bush and establishing a fully operational farm, the property holds immense promise. The subsequent development of the Leefield wine brand showcases the commitment of the Marris family to crafting exceptional wines deeply rooted in the region’s heritage.

The Marris family’s passion for winemaking is carried on by their four daughters, who grew up immersed in the vineyards and wineries. Emma, the eldest, followed in her father’s footsteps, studying winemaking at Roseworthy College and assuming the role of Production Winemaker. Meanwhile, Georgia has joined the marketing team, contributing her expertise and leaving her own mark on Marisco Vineyards.

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Marisco Vineyards stands as a testament to the dedication and vision of the Marris family. Their commitment to quality, heritage, and family values resonates throughout their portfolio of wines. With The Ned, Kings’ Series, and Craft Series brands, the winery has gained recognition for producing outstanding wines that showcase the unique terroir of Marlborough.

Marisco Vineyards has firmly established itself as a family-owned winery dedicated to crafting exceptional wines that reflect the rich heritage and character of Marlborough. With a focus on quality, a reverence for family history, and an unwavering commitment to their legacy, the Marris family continues to make their mark on the New Zealand wine industry through Marisco Vineyards and its celebrated brands.

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Marisco Vineyards

  • The Ned Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • The Ned Pinot Gris

    Pinot Grigio

  • The Ned Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir

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