The Mount Pleasant Guide to Cellaring Wines

The Mount Pleasant Guide to Cellaring Wines
19
Nov

To Cellar or not to Cellar? For many, the idea of having a personal cellar can seem a confusing and drawn out affair. But, more than ever, cellaring wine is becoming a necessary and valuable way to maximising your enjoyment of wines. In years gone past, many wines were bottled and stored at the winery […]

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Retirement of Hunter Valley legend Phil Ryan as Chief Winemaker

Retirement of Hunter Valley legend Phil Ryan as Chief Winemaker
9
Oct

Mount Pleasant is one of the Hunter Valley’s most awarded and iconic wineries. The bulk of the success enjoyed in recent years can be attributed to the hard work and prodigious winemaking talent of the recently retired Chief Winemaker, Phil Ryan. Throughout his stewardship, Mount Pleasant was awarded a staggering three championships, more than 169 […]

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Q&A with Mount Pleasant Chief Winemaker, Jim Chatto

– Mount Pleasant Wines

Q&A with Mount Pleasant Chief Winemaker, Jim Chatto
4
Oct

Earlier this year, Jim Chatto joined the team as the new Chief Winemaker. Amazingly, he is only the fourth Chief Winemaker to be based at Mount Pleasant since the legendary Maurice O’Shea established the winery in 1921. Jim brings stellar credentials and an appetite for creating exceptional wines, boasting 20 vintages of Hunter Valley Winemaking […]

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MOUNT PLEASANT – 5 RED STAR WINERY IN HALLIDAY’S 2014 WINE COMPANION

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MOUNT PLEASANT – 5 RED STAR WINERY IN HALLIDAY’S 2014 WINE COMPANION
9
Aug

IT’S HALLIDAY SEASON! Every year we hold our breath during July while we wait for the release of the highly anticipated Australian Wine Companion from legendary wine critic James Halliday. This time of the year is affectionately known to us as the ‘Halliday Season’ and finally we can exhale and share the good news with […]

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Vintage 2013 in Review

– Scott McWilliam - Senior Winemaker

Vintage 2013 in Review
21
May

Vintage is the most defining and challenging moment each year and in the Hunter Valley, with its sometimes humid and rainy nature, this can be magnified. From a viticultural point of view, the story of 2013 started after the harvest of 2012. Pruning commenced in May and into June as per normal, with a reasonably […]

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Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month at Mount Pleasant

– Craig Stephenson - Member Services Manager

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month at Mount Pleasant
16
May

If you are considering a trip to the Hunter Valley then the month of June is the perfect time to visit. For true lovers of wine and food the winter months are great for long lazy lunches in the winter sun, or extravagant slow-cooked dinners by the fire. The Hunter’s winemakers and chefs alike invite […]

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