Pascal Marchand, Moray Tawse partner on Burgundy label

Note: Press release issued recently on a new partnership between Pascal Marchand and Vineland, Ontario, winery owner, Moray Tawse.

Pascal Marchand Join Forces To Create New Label

Nuits-Saint-Georges, France; Vineland, Canada (January 7, 2011)

Pascal Marchand and Moray Tawse today announced the launch of a new business venture that will distribute the existing Pascal Marchand line of wines under a new label: Marchand & Tawse.

Effective January 1, 2011, SARL Marchand & Tawse will operate out of it’s cuverie and cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges to further develop the Pascal Marchand brand while expanding its range of  “te de Nuits” and “te de Beaune” wines.

The partnership of these two long-time friends and business associates marks a commitment to creating wines that are the best expression of some of Burgundy’s most celebrated terroirs.

With over 25 years of winemaking experience at renowned Burgundy domaines such as Comte Armand, Domaine de la Vougeraie and Jean Fary, and as a consultant in Chile, California, Canada and Australia, Marchand possesses a deep understanding of terroir-driven wines. In addition to the new venture, he will be continuing with his highly successful Australian label, Marchand & Burch.

Moray Tawse and his family have vineyard holdings in Burgundy, Argentina and Canada. Tawse Winery, located in the Niagara Region, is one of Canada’s most recognized wineries. Named Winery of the Year at the 2010 Canadian Wine Awards, Tawse is certified organic and biodynamic and specializes in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

The Pascal Marchand range of 2007 and 2008 Bourgogne, Village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines are already being bottled under the new Marchand & Tawse label.