California's rich wine heritage traces back to the Spanish missionaries who planted vines while journeying north along the picturesque Pacific coast. The mid-nineteenth century gold rush further shaped the landscape, as immigrants from Italy and other European regions brought their vine cuttings in pursuit of fortune. However, it was in the 1960s that the modern California wine industry truly took flight, reaching global recognition in the late 1970s when Napa Valley wines triumphed over esteemed French classics in renowned competitions.
Today, California stands as a beacon of wine diversity, offering a magnificent array of varietals and styles. Marquis takes great pride in providing British Columbia wine enthusiasts exclusive access to some of California's most coveted wines, including esteemed producers like Turley, Mount Eden, Philip Togni, and many more. We invite you to embark on a journey through the exceptional wines of California, experiencing firsthand the legacy and innovation that have made this state a force to be reckoned with in the world of wine.