For 12 years, Sarah & Sparky Marquis (pronounced Mar-kwis) have been "WOW"ing wine fans around the world with their award-winning Australian wines made for such brands as Fox Creek, Henry's Drive, Parsons Flat, Shirvington, Marquis Philips, Integrity and now Mollydooker. This dynamic duo has been awarded the title of Australian Winemakers of the Year; is the only husband and wife winemaking team to receive Mclaren Vale's prestigious Bushing Award three times; and is responsible for crafting four of only 24 Australian wines to receive 99 points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate in the last 10 years.
Starting in 2005, Mollydooker Wines became the only wines that Sarah and Sparky make (Check out some video footage of Sarah and Sparky talking about their first release of Mollydooker). When asked to share their thoughts on what separates Mollydooker wines from the pack, Sarah & Sparky answer "It's our Watering Programme and Fruit Weight, mate." The Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme™ focuses on nurturing strong and healthy vines with balanced canopy growth to achieve the most intense fruit flavours possible. The amazing fruit flavour achieved in the vineyard is exactly what creates the Marquis Fruit Weight™ in the wine. Marquis Fruit Weight™ is the measurement of how far back on your palate you find the "velvet glove" fruit before the structure of the wine is exposed (We measure it in percentages since everyone's tongue is a different length.) The higher the Fruit Weight, the more intense and rich the flavours are in the finished wine.