About Quarisa Wines
John and Josephine Quarisa live by the belief that “Passion is Everything”.
Their passion extends far beyond the boundaries of the wine industry, into their home, their family, their hobbies, heritage and through the simplest things associated with everyday life. Laughter and fun are intrinsically mixed with hard work and good times.
This life long, energetic partnership started at school when John and Josephine became high-school sweethearts. Over the years they have grown and developed and are still passionately working together, laughing and loving every step of the way.
As a winemaker for over 30 years, John’s winemaking has been awarded some of Australia’s greatest accolades including both the Jimmy Watson and Stodart Trophies. International and Australian Wine Show Judge, John’s experience and passion drove him to develop a range of wines that truly reflected what he loved in great wines; down to earth, full of character and approachable are attributes that are both characteristic of both the winemaking style and the winemaker himself.
In establishing their range of wines, the Quarisas have drawn on their greatest passions in life; their children, their family, heritage and John, himself, the fun loving winemaker.