5 Star Winery
A lifted aroma of violets, red fruits, dark fruits and blackberry with plum skin, forest floor, and rum & raison characters. It is a full bodied richly flavoured wine with intense sweet fruit. This wine is juicy and fleshy with noticeable oak that adds just an element of grip and structure to this otherwise silky soft wine.
Marq wines is a boutique Margaret River wine producer dedicated to exploring the potential of alternative varieties and unusual winemaking techniques. Owned by respected winemaker and Curtin University lecturer Mark Warren, Marq Wines are designed to introduce the consumer to a new style of wine drinking.
With over two decades experience in both the Swan Valley and Margaret River Mark began his career at Lamont’s before moving south to work at Happs where he has been since 2003. As a contract wine maker he is now responsible for over 70 different wines throughout the region and has gained multiple awards for his work.
Earl Happ the owner of Happs has been experimenting with alternative varieties for some and this has given Mark very close input and firsthand development of the vines on selected sites and micro- climates across the regions.
The Tempranillo and Gamay are grown in Karridale, south of Margaret River, Vermentino and Fiano are grown in Willyabrup (inland) just north of Margaret River and finally Malbec and Shiraz are grown further north towards Yallingup and Dunsborough.
Mark now says now that all the vines have had several vintages, the youngest having had eight and the oldest sixteen under their belts, and are producing great varietal flavours and are showing good adaption to the region.