3801 Limited Heritage Train comes to wine country Sunday 8 March 2015

– Scott McWilliam

3801 Limited Heritage Train comes to wine country Sunday 8 March 2015
12
Dec

Join us for a unique day of pure nostalgia and indulgence as the special heritage train departs from Sydney bound for wine country. Two famous Australian wine families McWilliam’s and Tyrrell’s are teaming up to give you the experience of a lifetime. On board the train, you will meet family winemakers and taste and compare […]

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Maurice O’Shea Photos Brought Back to Life

Maurice O’Shea Photos Brought Back to Life
8
Sep

  We are very pleased to present a digitally colourised collection of photographs of Maurice O’Shea and the Mount Pleasant winery from the 1950’s. The original series of black and white photographs were taken by Max Dupain, who is one of Australia’s most revered and celebrated photographers.     Max Dupain was born in Sydney […]

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Halliday names 2011 Maurice O’Shea Best Shiraz in Australia

Halliday names 2011 Maurice O’Shea Best Shiraz in Australia
30
Jul

  It is with great excitement that we announce that the 2011 Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz has been named as the Shiraz of the Year by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. Paying testament to the spirit of Mount Pleasant founder and legendary Hunter Valley winemaker Maurice O’Shea, this wine is the ultimate expression of […]

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Hunter Wines v The Rest of the World

Hunter Wines v The Rest of the World
30
Jun

  Ever wondered how Hunter Valley wines match up to those from the rest of the world? We’ve always believed in the quality of the wines from our region and we set out to find the answer to this question at a recent Mount Pleasant event that compared the wines of the Hunter Valley with […]

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“The Art of Harmonising Wines and Foods” by Maurice O’Shea

“The Art of Harmonising Wines and Foods” by Maurice O’Shea
30
Jun

  With the approaching Maurice O’Shea Award we thought we would publish another entry from his personal notes. As well as being a master winemaker and blessed with a remarkable palate for wine, Maurice O’Shea was actually a very well regarded chef. The dinner parties he threw for his friends were famous not just for […]

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Mount Pleasant awarded Regional Trophy at 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Mount Pleasant awarded Regional Trophy at 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
26
Jun

Mount Pleasant is pleased to announce that the 2007 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon has won the regional trophy for Best Australian Single- Varietal White over £15 at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. The Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the largest and most influential wine competitions in the world, judged by thirty six […]

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Q&A with Vineyard Manager Paul Harvey

Q&A with Vineyard Manager Paul Harvey
3
Jun

  At Mount Pleasant, where some of the vines date back to 1880 and others were planted by the legendary Maurice O’Shea, the duty of managing the vineyards is a serious business. The significance of the role is not lost on Paul Harvey, who as Vineyard Manager is responsible for the 110 hectares of vineyards […]

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“There’s Wine in his Family Bloodstream.”

“There’s Wine in his Family Bloodstream.”
26
May

  We recently came across an incredibly interesting article on Maurice O’Shea from the Daily Telegraph in 1954. Given O’Shea’s contribution to wine and the upcoming Maurice O’Shea Award, we thought it would be appropriate if we published the article for everybody to enjoy. The commentary is an amazing insight to this great man from […]

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Winemaker Adrian Sparks Joins Mount Pleasant

Winemaker Adrian Sparks Joins Mount Pleasant
23
May

    Mount Pleasant is pleased to announce that Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks will be joining their winemaking team in the Hunter Valley. Adrian joined McWilliam’s in 2002 as a graduate of Charles Sturt University and has since risen to the position of Senior Winemaker. Among other duties Adrian has been responsible for the very successful Tumbarumba […]

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The Art of Tasting Wine, by Maurice O’Shea

The Art of Tasting Wine, by Maurice O’Shea
20
May

  At Mount Pleasant, we’ve recently spent some time digging through the archives of historical material we have at the winery and we’re very pleased to be able to now present some of Maurice O’Shea’s personal notes. Maurice O’Shea, founder of Mount Pleasant and one of the most celebrated and revered winemakers in modern Australian […]

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