We are pleased to introduce yet another amazingly great winery! Please help us welcome and congratulate our latest Live Client: Marketta Winery! Their online store is now up and running, powered by Nexternal’s eCommerce platform!
Marketta Winery and Vineyards was established in 2008 by Marketta Fourmeaux, original founder/owner and winemaker for Chateau Potelle, as a city cellar winery (02 license, limited to approximately 200 cases) in historic downtown Napa. This is Marketta’s third winery creation and her first as a sole proprietor. The ‘Hand Made’ wine series, produced in small quantities of 100-400 cases each, are hand-crafted Vins du Terroir—wines that express the nature of the vineyard. Each wine is constructed with a minimum of technical intervention and racked by gravity, avoiding the use of filtration to ensure that the wines retain their natural intensity and texture.
A native of Finland, Marketta Fourmeaux moved to France at a young age where she lived in Paris, earned a M.B.A. in Marketing and Business Administration, and continued her involvement in wine and enological science studies. She worked as an official judge for the prestigious Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO), the highest authority in France for wine, and in the early 1980’s came to California to research winemaking and viticulture.
Marketta’s mantra, “passion of life…life of passion,” is reflected in her chosen field. “There is an intellectual challenge of winemaking and working with the variables of nature that thrills me,” she says. “I seek to understand what the wine wants to be and then employ methods based on my observation of the changes that occur as the vines grow, grapes ripen and the wine develops.”
You can now purchase Marketta’s delicious wines in her online store!