Mollydooker

Sarah Marquis

Sarah Marquis

Mollydooker, which is an Aussie slang term for a left-hander, is owned by left-handed husband and wife winemaking team Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Their mission is to “make wines that make people go ‘WOW’ through attention to detail and commitment to excellence.” Mollydooker is located in beautiful scenic McLaren Vale, about 30 minutes from Adelaide. Bordered by the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale is a great place for growing Shiraz. Mollydooker vineyards are situated on the magical Seaview Ridge, which with its ancient soils and Mediterranean climate, is home to some of the most iconic Australian wines. Mollydooker has three separate vineyards – Long Gully Road, Coppermine Road and the Home Blocks, giving a total of 116 acres of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. All Mollydooker grapes are grown sustainably.


Wine Philopsophy and Practices:

Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme
Sarah and Sparky met while studying winemaking in 1987 where they learned that great wines are made in the vineyard. Over the last 20 years they have created the trademarked Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme. This programme focuses on watering the vines to lower sugar ripeness while flavor ripeness catches up. This results in wines with intense color, flavor and a velvety sensation.

Marquis Fruit Weight
Sarah and Sparky have also developed a term to help you describe your own wine experience using Marquis Fruit Weight. The fruit weight is the “measure of how far back, from the tip of your tongue, the velvety sensation of fruit goes.” The further it goes, the higher the fruit weight (as measured in percentages). The Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme helps to achieve the highest fruit weight in all their grapes.

Mollydooker Shake
Mollydooker has come up with a unique way to minimizes the amount of sulfites in the wine by using nitrogen, a natural preservative. When you get a bottle, you need to do The Mollydooker Shake in order to release the nitrogen and allow the wines to show their full potential. Before the shake, the wine is more concentrated.  After the shake, the wine is softer and the aromatics are lifted. This is recommended for all Mollydooker wines except for The Violinist, Miss Molly, Girl on the Go or any wine over two years old.

The tremendous effort of this dynamic duo has resulted in unparalleled success. The following are just some of the many accolades they have received in their careers.

Crowned McLaren Vale’s Bushing King and Queen a record three times
Australian Winemakers of the Year
“Two of South Australia’s Leading viticulturists and winemakers are undoubtedly Sarah and Sparky Marquis” Robert Parker
Five 99 point Wine Advocate Scores
Wine Spectator Top 10 Wines in the World three times
Winestate’s Australian and New Zealand Wine of the Year

 

Address

Coppermine Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171, Australia

Country

Australia

Region

South Australia Wine

Appellation

McLaren Vale


Wines from this Winery


Mollydooker Miss Molly

Who is Miss Molly? She is The Boxer’s girlfriend, full of fun and sparkle.

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¥3,980
Mollydooker The Violinist

This lefty hits all the notes! High C's of tropical fruit and zesty lemon tones with a spicy, uplifting  tempo on the finish.

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¥3,080
Mollydooker The Boxer

This Lefty packs a one, two punch that's a knockout!

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¥3,980
Mollydooker The Maitre D'

The Maitre D’ is Sparky, who put himself through winemaking college as a left handed Maitre D’.

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92 WS
¥3,980
Mollydooker The Scooter

The Scooter is Sparky, who used to race 30 kilometers on a big tyre scooter.

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¥3,980
Mollydooker Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet is what Sparky seems to have when he tries to dance with Sarah.

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91 RP
90 WS
¥3,980
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy

The Blue Eyed Boy is Sarah and Sparky’s son, Luke.

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92 RP
92 WS
¥6,850
Mollydooker Gigglepot

The Gigglepot is Sarah and Sparky’s daughter Holly, who couldn’t stop laughing about how she looked with these crazy black glasses on.

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93 RP
93 WS
¥6,850
Mollydooker Carnival of Love

This is as life should be: a Carnival of Love!

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94 RP
93 WS
¥10,100
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Mollydooker Enchanted Path

Enchanted Path celebrates Sarah and Sparky's journey in life and winemaking.

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93 RP
92 WS
¥10,100
Mollydooker Velvet Glove

What is Velvet Glove? It’s a wine that wraps your entire palate in a ‘Velvet Glove’ of amazing fruit flavours that seem to last forever.

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96 WS
¥30,000