Monday, October 21st, 2019 - Mollydooker Wines

Friday night’s Business SA Gala saw Mollydooker Wines announced the winner of the 2019 South Australian Wine, Beer and Spirit Award. This coveted award recognises Mollydooker’s dynamic and innovative businesses practises, dedication to international success and drive for excellence.

Owner/Operator and Chief Winemaker Sarah Marquis says she is proud of this award that cements Mollydooker Wines as a valuable South Australian contributor to the international marketplace, with a successful track record of selling and promoting wine and providing outstanding transnational service.

So far, Sarah has seen 13 vintages of premium wine stem from her iconic McLaren Vale winery, producing 70,000 to 100,000 cases annually and exporting 80%, with their main market being the United States.

Set in the heart of McLaren Vale, world class left-handed winery Mollydooker Wines is leading the way in the export wine industry, by developing and employing innovative techniques and instilling a company-wide commitment to the Mollydooker motto, ‘we make wines that make people go WOW through attention to detail and commitment to excellence’.

Sarah explains the process of transforming the McLaren Vale based family-run business into a successful global brand as a life changing journey. “Building and running this business has been such an amazing experience and has given me the opportunity to enrich the lives of my team and many others around me.”

A left-hander herself, Sarah is no stranger to the awards spotlight, being recently crowned 2018 Owner/Operator of the Year (Australian Women in Wine Awards), and 2019 Telstra ‘Medium and Making Waves’ winner and overall 2019 South Australian ‘Business of the Year’.

Mollydooker Wines uses industry leading data and analytics to keep track of vine growth, grape sugar content and facilitates vineyard watering needs through their Marquis Watering Program™. This intensive process ensures the wine contains the optimal fruit weight, measured by the Marquis Fruit Weight™ system, which is the percentage of the drinker’s palate covered by the taste of fruit. In its final drinking phase, Mollydooker uses its Mollydooker Shake™ technique to prepare the wine, where they invert and shake the wine bottle to restore its full-flavoured taste.

Named after old Aussie slang for a left-hander, Mollydooker is a dedicated to sharing its good fortune throughout the world, with their sponsorship of three schools through Transform Cambodia, as well as their ongoing support for the Hutt Street Centre in Adelaide, and Mercy Multiplied in the United States.

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For all media enquiries, please contact Mollydooker Wines:
Rebecca Atkinson
0491 106 265
[email protected]

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Mollydooker Wines

Mollydooker Wines is an exciting, out of left field winery in the heart of McLaren Vale, South Australia. Bordered by the Adelaide Hills & five minutes away from glorious beaches, the region is wonderful place visit, it is like a big village, where everyone knows one another. The food here is fabulous, fresh and local, & we have a thriving artistic community. We are a down to earth family who love sharing our passion for wine & beautiful part of the world. Along our Enchanted Path we have been awarded Australian Winemakers of the Year, Australian Boutique Winemakers of the Year, Australian White Winemakers of the Year, McLaren Vale Bushing King & Queen a record breaking 3 times & our wines have been chosen as #1 in Australia and #2 in the world.

Rebecca Atkinson
P: 08 8323 6570
M: +61 491 106 265


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