Australia’s Best Winery Experiences

– Amy Hodgson

Australia’s Best Winery Experiences
7
Oct

Find out why Mount Pleasant has received the honour of being named one of ‘Australia’s Best Winery Experiences’in a recent review by BUPA Travel Insurance. Australia is home to some of the world’s most enchanting vineyards. With rich soil and optimum growing conditions, the hills, rivers and valleys of our great southern land, yield grape […]

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Mount Pleasant – 2017 Halliday Winery of the Year

– Wine Australia

Mount Pleasant – 2017 Halliday Winery of the Year
6
Sep

The Halliday Wine Awards are amongst the most prestigious in the world. Led by James Halliday, arguably the world’s foremost expert on Australian wine, the awards celebrate our best and brightest winemakers and wineries from across our 65 diverse regions. This year the award for Winery of the Year, proudly sponsored by Wine Australia, has been won […]

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MOUNT PLEASANT ANNOUNCED AS JAMES HALLIDAY’S WINE COMPANION 2017 ‘WINERY OF THE YEAR’

– Amy Hodgson

MOUNT PLEASANT ANNOUNCED AS JAMES HALLIDAY’S WINE COMPANION 2017 ‘WINERY OF THE YEAR’
3
Aug

Australia’s doyen of wine, James Halliday AM, has awarded the Hunter Valley’s Mount Pleasant, 2017 Winery of the Year. Mount Pleasant, established in 1921, was honoured with seven shiraz scoring between 97 and 99 points, supported by three semillon scoring more than 95 points. Halliday credits the appointment of McWilliam’s Chief Winemaker Jim Chatto in […]

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Save the Date – Annual O’Shea Launch

– Amy Hodgson

Save the Date – Annual O’Shea Launch
1
Aug

  Contact our Cellar Door Team to reserve your place or for more information. Phone: (02) 4998 7505 | Email: MPCellarDoor@mcwilliamswines.com.au UPDATE 12 OCTOBER 2016: This event is now sold out.      

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Book for the 3801 Limited heritage train trip to Mount Pleasant

– Tristan Jones

Book for the 3801 Limited heritage train trip to Mount Pleasant
11
Feb

Date: Sunday 20th March 2016 Join us for a unique day of pure nostalgia and indulgence as the special heritage diesel train from 3801 Limited departs from Sydney bound for the Mount Pleasant winery. This will be a fantastic opportunity to travel to Mount Pleasant as you never have before. On board the train, you will meet […]

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Mount Pleasant 2015 Vineyard Report

– Paul Harvey

Mount Pleasant 2015 Vineyard Report
3
Dec

Here’s a brief rundown on what has been happening in and around the Mount Pleasant vineyards during the growing season. Our own staff and a group of contractors spent the cool winter months doing what in my opinion is the most important task of the year; pruning the vines to set bud numbers, it is […]

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The results are in! Mount Pleasant receives exceptional reviews in the Halliday Wine Companion 2016

– Amy Hodgson

The results are in! Mount Pleasant receives exceptional reviews in the Halliday Wine Companion 2016
5
Aug

The 2016 Halliday Wine Companion has been released and Mount Pleasant Wines has continued its dominance in producing exceptional wines out of the Hunter Valley and has once again been awarded a 5 red star winery status (highest possible rating, only awarded to Australia’s top wineries). James Halliday said of our winery… “Mount Pleasant is going […]

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Q&A with Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks

– Amy Hodgson

Q&A with Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks
25
Jun

We recently sat down with Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker  Adrian Sparks to gain some insights into how his mind ticks. Q: What was the moment that made you realise you wanted to be a winemaker? A: Working as a cellar-hand, I was in the barrel hall looking at hundreds of different types of barrels.  I told the […]

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Celebrating ‘Aussie Wine Month’

Celebrating ‘Aussie Wine Month’
1
May

Throughout the month of May join Mount Pleasant in celebrating Aussie Wine Month, the biggest celebration of Australian Wine. Wines Australia started ‘Aussie Wine Month’ in the month of May four years ago where they wanted to create an excitement and buzz about Australian wine throughout the world. At the Mount Pleasant Cellar Door you […]

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Mount Pleasant V14 Report!

Mount Pleasant V14 Report!
14
Apr

After the near perfect conditions of 2014, the 2015 harvest started with some real challenges. On December 2, the Shiraz vineyards around the winery suffered a hail storm, resulting in some crop loss. Luckily (or by divine intervention) the Mothervine Pinot block (planted in 1921) was missed by the hail, and was ready to harvest […]

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