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Summer of 69 Verdelho

Summer of 69 Verdelho

Summer of 69 Verdelho

A bouquet of honeysuckle and lemon followed by a sherbet edge. Fresh pineapple and white peach fill out the flavours giving the wine a light, summer feel. The name was inspired by the date of birth of the owner Sarah marquis. The Hippy era, peace, love and good times. The wine inspires these feelings. The summer of love and San Francisco spring to me and the wine promotes this beautifully. Wine for flowers in the hair.

Early spring saw perfect conditions for fruit growth, hinting at a promising start for the 2019 vintage. Bud burst occurred in the first weeks of September and accelerated through October. Some vines became vulnerable during the November flowering season with cooler, stormy conditions, but as the weather warmed up, ripening of the fruit continued at a steady pace into summer. Despite a few spells of anticipated hot weather in January – with South Australia breaking a number of heat records around the Australia Day holiday – temperatures did eventually stabilise, resulting in ideal growing conditions for the fruit to achieve its optimum colour and flavour.

Mollydooker is a Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, and as such ensures that all wines are produced on a sustainable basis.

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The vineyards are situated on the magical Seaview Ridge, which with its ancient soils and Mediterranean climate, is home to some of the most iconic Australian wines. There are three separate vineyards – Long Gully Road, Coppermine Road and the Home Blocks, giving us a total of 114 acres of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. All of the grapes are grown sustainably.

This wine is another classic from the Mollydooker stable as well as being a fun wine for happy occasions.

Summer of 69 Verdelho

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: VerdelhoStyle: Dry WhitesRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeVintage: 2022Grape Details: VerdelhoSKU: MOLLY12

£23.00 a bottle

12 in stock



Sarah & Sparky Marquis have built their latest brand, ‘Mollydooker’, after ten years working on other projects. These wines come from some of the best grape growing regions, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek & Padthaway in South Australia. The grapes arebhand selected their finest vineyards and these wines are a true testament to their commitment to excellence in the winery and our vineyard program. The award-winning wines from Mollydooker include Carnival of Love, Enchanted Path and The Boxer. There are several other tremendous wines in the portfolio. 

The wines are very distinctive and made in the unique Mollydooker Fashion. Full of flavour and body and aerated in the unique fashion of the Mollydooker shake.

The business is family owned and is now run by Sarah with the help of her children.

Mollydooker Wines is an exciting, out of left field winery in the heart of McLaren Vale, South Australia. The vineyards are situated on the magical Seaview Ridge which, with its ancient soils and Mediterranean climate, is home to some of the most iconic Australian wines. Along the Enchanted Path they have been awarded Telstra South Australian Business of the Year, Australian Winemakers of the Year, Australian Boutique Winemakers of the Year, and many more.

The wines are characterised not only by amazing flavours but also personalised names, plucked from the life experiences of the family, and paired up with the style and richness of the juices.

They all have the Mollydooker difference – Things that make you go WOW. Things that make Mollydooker a renowned brand on a worldwide basis.

South Australia

The McLaren Vale is predominately a red wine region, producing some of the best red wines in South Australia. Vineyards were first planted in the mid 1800s. One of the early pioneers Thomas Hardy established a business that evolved to BRL Hardy, one of the largest wine companies in the country. The region also has a healthy number of boutique wineries that consistently make fine wines and experiment with different wine styles. The climate is warm to hot with dry summers, and benefits from cooling breezes from the St Vincent Gulf. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz (rich, ripe & generous), Cabernet Sauvignon; White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.


“Originating from Madeira, Portugal, Verdelho is one of Australia’s niche white grape varieties. It produces generously flavoured style wines, reminiscent of tropical fruits, balanced and crisp acidity.
Verdelho is a variety that evokes a fantastic array of drinking possibilities due to its stunning versatility. Verdelho’s luscious, generous and vibrant flavour renders it perfectly compatible to a myriad of cuisines and occasions. Verdelho was considered so well suited to the Australian climate that it was among the first whites to be imported (c. 1825). Australia is now said to produce some of the world’s better examples of this variety.”

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