100% Family Owned
Proudly owned and operated by the Skidmore family, the brand was built on a simple philosophy – from the best grapes, comes the best wines.
As generational wine growers, we have been producing some of the finest wines in the Hunter Valley, with a vision and commitment to provide our customers with handcrafted, yet affordable premium wines.
Our grape growing philosophy is important; it all starts in the vineyard with a combination of traditional and modern technologies. Although we call the Hunter Valley home, we have vineyard interests in other premier growing regions within New South Wales including Orange and Mudgee, regardless of the growing region, all fruit is transferred to the Hunter Valley where our wines are prepared under the supervision and guidance of Hunter Valley Wine Maker of The Year, Liz Jackson.
A New Experience of Flavor
Coffee tastes have changed so much that I remember around 2012, introducing a much more acidic coffee into our blend thinking we were going to lead customers into a new experience of flavour, only to be dismayed on day one with customer’s dissatisfaction with a fruitier and more flavourful coffee. Coffee is after all the seed of a fruit. From then on, we began to work at a gradual pace, turning up the brightness a little, season after season. Today we can proudly craft a coffee with notes of lemon meringue, strawberry or passionfruit and find people on all sides of the counter are learning and developing their pallets.
We are often asked about the origin of our name, “Molly’s Cradle”. Our first vineyard was located in Tuckers Lane North Rothbury, Hunter Valley, we started with virgin land on a one hundred acre site. Once our Verdelho, Chardonnay and Merlot block had been cleared, a distinctly “cradled” area geographically could be seen, add to this that the property was at the base of Mount Molly Morgan, we decided to call our new range of wines Molly’s Cradle