Marras wines is the baby of Martin Lamprecht, a full-fledged wine making enthusiast, who was born in Cape Town. He kicked off his studies at Stellenbosch University for a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but soon realised that he would much rather prefer a course that will support his wine drinking lifestyle and after pouring his thoughts and a few glasses of wine - oenology seemed to be the only answer. He graduated at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute in 2010 with a Cum Laude in B.Agric cellar technology. David Nieuwoudt of Cederberg Cellars mentored Martin with various techniques from vineyard to bottle. Being a quick learner, Martin rapidly became successful as a winemaker with his own personal touch.
Marras has vineyards in the high altitude Piekenierskloof region north Paarl, and in Swartland a little further north still. In both areas a combination of the altitude twinned with the unique soils of the region, dry conditions and ability for a long ripening period can create beautifully ripe, balanced and complex wines. with vivid fruit and good structure. Martin's enthusiasm and undoubted aptitude to winemaking stand out in all of his wines and he looks to be someone who will achieve quite a following in the years to come.