Posts tagged with 'hunter-valley'


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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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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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 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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Mount Pleasant Vintage 2014

– Jim Chatto

Mount Pleasant Vintage 2014
26
Mar

  After the hot dry end to 2013, near perfect January weather has resulted in outstanding vintage of intensity and wonderful balance. The whites are pristine and pure, with great length and line; and the flavour packed reds are showing early signs of a superb year in the Hunter Valley. Possibly the best red vintage […]

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“All Aboard” Historic Train Ride to Mount Pleasant

– Scott McWilliam

“All Aboard” Historic Train Ride to Mount Pleasant
25
Mar

  It was an early but exciting start on a sunny Sunday morning when we arrived at Central station and were greeted by the eager crew from the 3801 Limited Historical train company. The train was already stocked with food and wine and loaded with keen passengers ready for the big day ahead. The old […]

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Q&A with Craig Stephenson

Q&A with Craig Stephenson
17
Mar

  Craig Stephenson was born and bred in the Hunter Valley, however it was time spent in Italy that led to the decision to return to Australia and pursue a career in the wine industry, leaving behind a future in law. Now he’s been in wine for over a decade, most of it spent at […]

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Top 10 Restaurants in the Hunter Valley

Top 10 Restaurants in the Hunter Valley
19
Feb

  From fine dining experiences to local pubs and steakhouses, the Hunter Valley offers an amazing range of dining options. Whether you’re coming to the region to visit some wineries, for a wedding or just on a weekender, you’re going to want to find somewhere great to have lunch or dinner. Here is our list […]

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