Mollydooker Wines, McLaren Vale

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This is a story that has its beginnings dating back to when Sarah met Sparky whilst studying Winemaking in South Australia in 1987. The two students quickly discovered that they shared the same values of integrity and a commitment to excellence.



After graduating, they started out making wine with Sarah's parents, Jim and Helen Watts, at Fox Creek in 1994. This marked the beginning of what was destined to become a huge success and over the next few decades, the pair dedicated their craft to focus on Vine Canopy Management and Winemaking to ensure premium quality wines.

Mollydooker’s motto has always been ‘We make wines that make people go WOW, through attention to detail and commitment to excellence!’ This was particularly evident when Mollydooker launched their very first vintage in 2006 and was met with instant success, with 3 of their lefty wines scoring in the Top 5 Best Value Red Wines in the World. Over the next few years, Mollydooker would go on to produce world-class wines that have been recognised in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 eight times.
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  • This was our first stop going with “Trail Hopper”, hop on/off minibus, the cheapest way to go. There were I believe 12 tastings provided for $10, ranging from sparkling, to white and then mainly reds ...  more »
  • My niece and I visited yesterday and had an awful experience. Not only did we have to pay $10 each but we were poured first two wines with no back story. Then the staff member,Jackson went to serve ot...  more »
  • We had a wine tasting before a boozylunch . Well worth the money even if it is only for the education. Staff very knowledgeable and great communicators. We bought a velvet glove for the rack. Fantasti...  more »
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  • Amazing experience looking after 10 people. We had June who was funny, knowledgable and enthusiastic about what he was talking about. Come here. You will not regret it.
  • Visited with a group of 9 for an impromptu tasting and was accommodated warmly. June helped us with wine tastings and blew us away! His knowledge, personality, and demeanour had us captivated through the whole experience. 10/10 would recommend for a friend.
  • Definitely worth a visit here, not your average wine tasting! We were looked after by a lovely man named June who was so formative, passionate and genuinely really nice! A small fee was no issue and totally worth it, plenty of wine to try and we got to keep our glass too! All round a great visit. Will absolutely come again!
  • They didn’t have any sparkling available to taste or buy, which was the purpose of our trip there. Limited whites. The cheese platter we had ordered had two slabs of cheese (generous portions!) and biscuits but nothing else - no quince paste, honey, grapes, apricots, pears, apples etc which would have helped the plain/dry taste.
  • Outstanding wines and clever marketing. Some of the most innovative McLaren vale wines with pricing to match. Worth a visit for an enjoyable afternoon.
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