Our fingerprints are all over these First Mark wines. They represent our own personal signature – our pursuit of and commitment to flavour and character. From the identification of vineyard site and the selection of individual parcels of fruit, through to the hands on winemaking of each batch. We believe in the old winemakers' adage that 'wines are made in the vineyard' and, as such, are committed to seeking out the very best vineyard sites so that we can deliver on our promise to make wines of flavour, texture and structure.
With half a lifetime devoted to the discovery of the hidden gems within the wonderful world of wine, these wines are a distillation of our experience and a result of that quest. Sourced from the prime vineyard sites of Great Southern in Western Australia.
These wines started life in the vineyards of some of the world's most committed artisan vignerons. Our winemaker Luke Eckersley, has, in turn, crafted wines that are a true expression of both variety and place. Wines that are an exciting reflection of the vineyards from which they came. Powerful wines with elegance, flavour and style.
Our First Mark range of Chardonnay, Riesling, and Shiraz are currently available in Aldi stores across Australia.
First Mark Riesling 2015 - 95 points and Special Value from James Halliday:
"Comes at you like an express train, pulsating with lemon blossom and lemon zest on the bouquet, then an intense lime and Granny Smith palate bolstered by crunchy acidity. Great now, better still in 10 years."
First Mark Chardonnay 2014 - 91 points and Special Value from James Halliday:
"Small wonder Aldi is causing Woollies and Coles so much pain. This exclusive is a very smart chardonnay with real lean and considered complexity, white peach, nectarine and grapefruit the trifecta of fruit flavours, but with good quality oak on both the bouquet and palate alike. Outrageous bargain."