“Margaret River has all these great producers of classic varieties but there are also lots of smaller wineries and labels doing their own thing. Each one has their own story and their own spin on things, based on experience and travels before they came to Margaret River. It’s adding colour and texture to the industry.
Some of these guys are actually ex-students of mine. I taught them in the early years and now they’ve got ten years experience on them and in senior roles down here. After years they’re getting to show their creativity and show what they want to do. So it’s quite fun tasting their wines and seeing what they’re doing. I suppose there’s an element of pride; like seeing your kids go off into the world and achieve something.
Just yesterday a couple of guys dropped in, had a glass of wine with us. It’s interesting and fun chatting and seeing what they’re doing. Winemakers naturally gravitate towards each other but when you drink a wine made by your mates or ex-students it just tastes better.”
– Mark Warren, Winemaker, Marq Wines
Image: Sarah Hewer