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Mollydooker Wines Support Hospice du Rhone Wine Tasting


Famed wine making duo, Sarah and Sparky Marquis of Mollydooker Wines of McLaren Vale, South Australia, participated in this year’s Hospice du Rhone wine event, and their auction lot brought the second highest bid for the year during the live auction.

The Mollydooker live auction lot, consisting of a rare magnum format of 2006 Carnival of Love and a case of 2007 Carnival of Love, along with a private tasting event with the winemakers for 40-100 people, brought the second highest bid at this year’s auction selling for $5,900.

Hospice du Rhone hosts the annual Robert Parker California Rhone Tasting event where attendees can expand their knowledge of all 22 Rhône varieties from wineries around the world, among which is Syrah/Shiraz – the variety that Mollydooker Wines have become most famous for since their first release in 2006.

In three short years, Mollydooker has become known not only for their award-winning Shiraz, but perhaps more importantly for their charitable work around the world. In addition to donating similar auction lots to more than 20 auctions in the United States this year alone, Sarah and Sparky Marquis are producing 1,000 cases of a new wine called Sip it Forward and will donate the proceeds to a children’s charity called Transform Cambodia.

About Mollydooker Wines

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.

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About Hospice du Rhone
HdR operates as a non-profit business league with the specific purpose of improving the business conditions of the grape growers and wine producers of Rhône varietal wines and grapes throughout the world. They serve as an international vintners association, providing promotional and educational opportunities through their annual event. Proceeds from this event are used to carry out programs that benefit Rhône producers worldwide.


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