Master Winemaker Marcus Ansems along with his wife Rachel are the owners of Daydreamer Wines. The winery is located on the Naramata bench in British Columbia's Okanagan.
Marcus is a second-generation winemaker who fell in love with wine as a young boy helping with vintage in his native home Australia. He graduated from Adelaide University Roseworthy program with a Bachelor of Science (Oenology major) in 1997. Since then he has worked over 30 vintages around the world making wine in Europe, South Africa, Australia and Canada.
Marcus recently became the 5th Master of Wine in Canada and the only University qualified winemaker/viticulturist MW in the country. He also won the Villa Maria Viticulture award and the Errazuriz Wine Business award for the best performance in the Master of Wine Examinations,
The vineyards of Daydreamer Wines
Where does the name come from? Rachel and Marcus have both been “Daydreaming” about their own little wine company for forever and a day. They wanted to create a unique and memorable winery where a focus on fine wine is the ultimate goal.
Their 2017 Marcus Ansems Shiraz was named Best Red Wine at the All Canadian Championships. Along with three additional Gold!
The winery’s Merlot-based blend is named Amelia, for their daughter. They have three children, two are boys.