Customer Profiles – Marquis Wine Cellars

Customer Profiles 

Marquis Wine Cellars

This post represents a departure from the previous one. I would like to share pictures of some of the work Wine Cellar Depot has done and profile the customers who have engaged Wine Cellar Depot to provide design and installation services. As well as selling stand alone cooling units, Wine Cellar Depot is able to provide custom engineered solutions for home , retail and restaurant use. In my former life I was a sales associate and supervisor at Marquis Wine Cellars , 1034 Davie Street Vancouver BC. In 2012 Marquis Wine Cellar undertook a complete renovation and expansion of its location in order to provide its clientele with the best possible environment to purchase, taste and enjoy all things wine. The owner John Clerides hired Ramona Lehnert and her team to assist in the creation of a fine wine room and a temperature controlled tasting machine. They co-ordinated with the builders , Haebler Construction to create a custom designed, secure, temperature controlled cellar to store and display wines in the best possible circumstances.



Wine Cellar Depot also designed and installed a custom wine dispensing system from the company called By The Glass. The machine dispenses pre-measured portions of wine with a single push of the button and preserves the remaining wine far longer than conventional wine preservation systems. This has become a key sales tool for the staff of Marquis Wine Cellars.



For a complete visual tour of the store …



Marquis Wine Cellars was among the first private retail wine stores in British Columbia. Lead by owner John Clerides and long time manager Kevin McKinnon they have been on the leading edge of wine retailing for many years. Marquis Wine Cellars was an early adopter of the internet, in terms of creating a website, e-commerce and social media. They were the first store to sell Bordeaux Futures direct to the consumer in Canada. They were also the first store in Canada to import such brands as Quilceda Creek, Turley Winery, Etude, Panther Creek, Villa Cafaggio ,Peter Lehman and many, many more. The staff is exceedingly well trained and are experts in their field. Many Marquis Wine Cellars alumni have gone on to distinguished careers in other winery related jobs as well as key positions as sommeliers and buyers for other stores as well as winemakers and educators . They have a unique skill set and can help create individual collections, provide assistance for special events and tastings and help determine the optimal window for consumption of your wine purchases.


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David Lancelot