Flor Marché begins...
Eizabeth purchased one ton of Riesling grapes from the Porongurup sub-region in the Great Southern in 2010 and made two barrels of Shiraz from Mount Barker also from the Great Southern in the same year. It was here that Flor Marché was born.
The idea was to source small parcels of fruit from single vineyards across the southwest of Western Australia selected because that variety produced the best quality wine possible.
Currently, she sources small parcels of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon from Wilyabrup, Margaret River. From the Great Southern riesling, pinot noir and shiraz. She also sources a small amount of grenache from 60 year old vines in the Swan Valley.
Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology in 2001 and has held winemaking positions around Australia and the world from Spain to Tasmania and USA to Barossa Valley. In 2004 Elizabeth established the Can Blau project in the Montsant region of Spain and continues to travel to and make wine in this region. A Len Evan’s scholar in 2012 she has judged at Perth, Sydney Royal and Canberra International Riesling Challenge, also regional shows.