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    "GLASS HALF FULL." - Mark Gmur, CWE It would be too easy to write about the massive layoffs, furloughs, closures and downright depressing days we have been through the few months. It would be easy to hang your head down and wonder when this will end, when will things get...
    In celebration of the decade-long union between our two family owned companies – Fess Parker & The Mark Wine Group, we are producing a 100% Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County to be sold exclusively by The Mark Wine Group to our On-Premise national account partners; the wine is...
    "CRISIS MODE." - Mark Gmur, CWE On February 25th, I received communication from Shanken News Daily (SND) that they would run an interview with me about our success in the On-Premise national account channel. The subject of the interview was about a recently discovered statistic; our portfolio had breached one...
       Many moons ago, first released in 1999, Charles Smith put Columbia Valley, Walla Walla & Washington State on everybody’s radar with his K Vintners brand.   By Mark Gmur, CWE Many moons ago, first released in 1999, Charles Smith put Columbia Valley, Walla Walla and Washington State on everybody’s radar with...
    "With the changing seasons, and heading into the year 2020, much like a vigneron must thin the fruit on the vine for greater concentration in the wine, our company must focus our efforts on the most rewarding and successful partnerships." - Mark Gmur, CWE Taking the time to re-evaluate our...
    "We are excited to introduce a new restaurant and hotel exclusive wine to the market - Alto Vento; an elegant and expressive Pinot Grigio that is true to its hillside and high altitude terroir." By Mark Gmur, CWE The name Alto Vento, which means ‘High Wind’ in Italian, refers to the high altitude...
    Come visit us in our own Hill Country Oasis Last July we moved into our new World HQ nestled into Austin’s Hill Country just a short 15 minutes from downtown Austin. In one year, we have transformed a single-family home into our own “Hill Country Oasis” and the base for...
    "We are excited to announce our expansion into the digital age with the launch of themarkwinenews.com" By Mark Gmur, CWE The new site will serve as the hub of all communication to customers including new product launches, The Mark Wine News interviews and features, Hot Press and industry news.As the base...
    King Estate’s newest offering; Inscription Pinot Noir, is a vow of authenticity. By Mark Gmur, CWE King Estate’s latest release, Inscription Pinot Noir, is as what Ed King, King Estate’s founder describes as not necessarily a unique wine in itself, but he instead refers to Oregon Pinot Noir as being unique...
    I t’s a Three-Peat! We were extremely proud to be honored as a VIBE Wine Supplier of the Year for the third consecutive year at the VIBE Conference in San Diego at the end of February. We are going for a Dynasty next year. We are evolving how we go to market,...