“We make wines that make people go WOW!”
This is what drives Sarah and Sparky Marquis, two of Australia’s leading viticulturists and winemakers to produce a raft
of stunning and award-winning wines. Their attention to detail and commitment to excellence is reflected in everything
they do. The accolades they have achieved over the last 17 years read like an entry in the Guinness Book of Records:
Australian Boutique Winemakers of the Year, Australian White Winemakers of the Year, 3 times McClaren Vale Bushing
King and Queen, Robert Parker’s Wine Personalities of the Year, World Cooperage Celebrated Winemakers and more
trophies, ‘Best Wine’ awards and +94 Parker and Spectator scores than even they could have dreamt of!
In March 2006 they created their new brand: Mollydooker – Aussie for left hander – because they are both left handed.
Now installed in McLaren Vale, with a state-of-the-art winery and 114 acres of vineyards on the magic Seaview Ridge
- home to most of the iconic McLaren Vale wines – they continue to make the handcrafted wines for which they are
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The winery is located in McLaren Vale about 45 minutes outside Adelaide.
The vineyard is 116 acres of what they believe to be absolute prime McLaren Vale vineyards and is on the same region of land as some of McLaren Vale's most famous wines including D'Arenburg Dead Arm, Kay's Block Six Shiraz, Chapel Hill Reserve Shiraz, Mollydooker Carnival of Love, And Mollydooker Velvet Glove. The vineyard is currently just under 50% Shiraz and the rest is made up of Cabernet, Merlot, Semillon and Chardonnay.
Sarah and Sparky Marquis are two of Australia's leading viticulturists and winemakers. They met while studying winemaking in 1987 and first made wine together in 1994 with Sarah's parents under the Fox Creek label. They built five successful brands in the last 10 years - Henry's Drive, Parson's Flat, Marquis Philips and Shrivington. They achieved fantastic accolades for these wines including winning Australian Winemakers of the Year in 2000, McClaren Vale Bushing King and Queen in 1995, 1998 and 2002, a string of top Parker and Spectator scores, Robert Parker's Wine Personalities of the Year in 2002 and World Cooperage Celebrated Winemakers in 2006.