Mollydooker Winery


Sole owner and winemaker Sarah Marquis, began her studies in Oenology (winemaking) at Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1987 and upon graduating, began her winemaking career with her parents at Fox Creek. Sarah went on on to develop many successful labels, namely Henry’s Drive, Shirvington, Marquis Phillips, and in 2006 Mollydooker was born.

In June 2006, Robert Parker reviewed the very first vintage for Mollydooker. He rated The Boxer as the ‘Best Value Red Wine in the World’, Two Left Feet as the second, and Maitre D’ as the fourth. Their Violinist was also chosen as the ‘Best Value White Wine in the World’. The wines sold out in nineteen days and since then, Mollydooker has been a story of phenomenal and consistent success.

The following year, their Velvet Glove Shiraz became their fifth wine to be awarded 99 points by ‘The Wine Advocate’. The Carnival of Love Shiraz has been listed in Wine Spectator’s ‘Top Ten Wines in the World’ an impressive three times. The 2012 vintage was awarded #2 Wine in the World for 2014. Within a matter of days, that same vintage was voted #1 in Australia & New Zealand by Winestate Magazine.

In 2007 the home of Mollydooker was found. The picturesque winery sits on 114 acres of vineyards on the magical Seaview Ridge in McLaren Vale, home to some of the most iconic Australian McLaren Vale wines. The incredibly talented team are passionate about their motto ‘We make wines that make people go WOW, through attention to detail and commitment to excellence!’ From the vineyards right through to the bottling line, quality is never compromised. 

The Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme™ is what produces the exceptional quality of grapes that Mollydooker are renowned for. Each wine is rated on its Marquis Fruit Weight™ – the measure of how far back on your tongue the velvety sensation of fruit goes before you experience the sensation of structure. If parcels don’t qualify at the required Fruit Weight™, they simply don’t make those wines.

When she’s not busy tasting wines, Sarah loves to focus her energy on helping others. She feels passionately about making a difference in the community and through Mollydooker, has been blessed to pass on her good fortune to others by supporting our three major charities – Transform Cambodia, Mercy Multiplied, USA and Hutt Street Centre, AUS.