Winemaker Mollie Haycock
Mollie began her journey into the wine world as a young adult. Growing up in the middle of the suburbs of Northern California, she was introduced to the idea of studying wine chemistry before leaving for college. While earning a BS in Enology and Wine Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Mollie worked in the laboratory of a large winery in Paso Robles. This helped to spark her love for the scientific side of wine production. After graduating, she took a position at a winery in Carneros, CA where she worked in both the cellar and the laboratory. From there, the ever-adventurous Mollie took advantage of the opportunity to work harvests in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and in Stellenbosch, South Africa the following years before returning to Northern California and eventually landing at Scott Harvey Wines in 2015.
Mollie is passionate about the personal relationship that she has with the wines and the opportunity to see how the grapes from each vineyard turn into something unique and delicious over the aging process. Some of her favorite wines are the Jana Rose, the Tempranillo and pairing a lamb ragout with an older vintage Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Syrah, but it is no surprise that one of her favorite varietals to make has become Barbera.
You will often find Mollie in the lab, zipping around on the forklift, and always taking great care of the wines and winery itself. When she is not making exceptional wines, Mollie is found spending her time traveling, taking in live music performances and theater, and going out to a great meal with good friends and good wine.