Curious wine lovers embrace lesser-known varieties made with food in mind

While winemaking is his first love, Mark now puts as much passion into growing quality fruit on his Yallingup property. He maintains a long standing relationship with growers of alternative varietals across the region, which all go into producing beautiful and exciting wines.

Beginning in the vineyard, this combination of savvy experimentation and deep science is yielding some beautiful wine, which is finding its place in bars, restaurants and bottle shops from the South West to Sydney. Mark is continuously inspired and always excited at the prospect of bringing something new to the tasting bench.

To showcase Margaret River’s capacity to grow unconventional varieties, Marq wines are produced entirely from local grapes grown in Wilyabrup, Yallingup  and Karridale. While the Marq story celebrates diversity and difference in wine culture and production, it also plays to what we know and love about relaxed, no fuss, fresh is best cuisine. Think just caught chili crab with a glass of Vermentino.

In essence, Marq wine is the story of an accomplished Winemaker at the top of his game taking time out to make exactly the sort of fine, intriguing wine he loves to drink.We hope you love it too.


While superb fruit is sourced from all four Margaret River sub regions, Marq Wines put down roots at a beautifully simple vineyard 10 minutes from Dunsborough.

Taste the wines with Mark, Danielle or one of the knowledgeable team. Surrounded by lush vineyards and peppermint trees, it’s a calm and relaxing place to taste the range then stay for a glass of your favourite wine and a cheese or charcuterie platter

We are open 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and 10am to 4pm Mondays. Bookings are recommended, call 9756 6227.

860 Commonage Road, Yallingup 6282.

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Mark Warren
Mark Warren


Mark has been producing Margaret River and Swan Valley vintages for more than two decades and is currently responsible for around 60 to 70 individual wines annually. He combines making award winning wine for Happs with consulting to several emerging and established wineries.

A University of Western Australia trained microbiologist and biochemist with a degree in Wine Science from Charles Sturt University; Mark is a complete science buff. This strong academic background supported by his view that ‘it’s the passion and art that elevate wine ‘ creates the ‘chemistry’ behind Marq Wines.

As an advocate for diversifying and growing the regional industry, Mark helped to shape the next generation of local winemakers. For 15 years he lectured in Wine Science and Advanced Sensory Evaluation at Curtin University’s Margaret River campus, where in addition to learning sound science, his students were exposed to the ‘Marq’ philosophy of embedding curiosity, experimentation and diversity in the winemaker’s art.

His  knowledge, skill and experience also make him a highly regarded and ‘in demand’ regional and national wine judge.