Sarah Marquis Crowned as Owner/Operator of the Year at the 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards
The Miss Molly Sparkling Shiraz was popping last Friday as we celebrated Sarah being awarded Owner/Operator of the Year in the 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) in Sydney.
The award recognises a wine business owner or operator who has made an outstanding contribution to their business and the Australian wine industry. Since taking full ownership of Mollydooker Wines in May 2017, Sarah has transformed the family run business into a successful global brand. Owner/Operator of the Year is one of eight award categories that highlight the outstanding contribution to all areas of the wine industry. Sarah said “It’s a tremendous honour to be recognised as a valuable contributor to the industry I am so passionate about, and in doing so help the community organisations we support through the success of the business,’.
Sarah has achieved remarkable success steering Mollydooker Wines toward greater heights in a largely male dominated industry, redefining its market position and increasing sales. Under her guidance, Mollydooker Wines won the Business SA 2017 Regional Exporter Award. Currently 80% of Mollydooker’s production each year is being exported around the world gaining incredible international success. The local South Australian market also grew by an additional +100% in the past 12 months.
The Mollydooker motto is ‘we make wines that make people go WOW through attention to detail and commitment to excellence’ and Sarah has certainly embodied this in her approach to the future of the winery.
The Australian Women in Wine Awards are the world’s first and only awards platform for women in wine. Now in its fourth year, the awards acknowledge and recognise the contributions of women in the Australian wine community who are an inspiration to new generations of women in wine. To experience our award winning winery, you can visit our Cellar Door which is located in McLaren Vale, South Australia where we welcome tastings and tours, or you can purchase our wines in 24 countries around the world.