Mallee Estate Wines
Enjoy award winning wines for any occasion.
With the aim to leave a better footprint than those before them, there is a real feeling of family, loyalty and tradition at Mallee Estate Wines.
When you meet the Markeas family or join them at their winery and cellar door, you can feel the passion that they have for their wine and for the life on the land. This connection with the land was something established long ago when parents, Peter and Eleni Markeas, emigrated from Greece in the early 60’s to Australia and put down roots in the Riverland in the form of a mixed farm full of wine grapes, apricots, peaches and more.
Naturally this connection with the land and its bounty of fruit was instilled in their children, Arthur and Jim, who now manage Mallee Estate winery in Renmark. Established in 1998, it took 14 years before the winery was processing 100% of their 60 acres of vineyard into their own Mallee Estate wines. Now available in markets throughout Australia, China and USA, the Mallee Estate wine is a reflection of the Markeas family’s values, dedication and commitment to quality and flavour.
In 2015 Mallee Estate was named “Riverland winery of the Year” at the New York International Wine Competition and Jim Markeas being awarded “Winemaker of the Year” at the Riverland wine show.
With vineyards in the Riverland’s Mallee country, Mallee Estate enjoy the benefit of a dry, Mediterranean climate which is ideal for growing consistent quality year after year, delivering fruit driven wines with soft tannins that are easy drinking.
It is clear that relationships to family, wine and the earth are important to the Markeas family, with the strong belief that everything that they do on the vineyard has a direct reflection to the wine and their commitment to leave a legacy – both on land and in a bottle.