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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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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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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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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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‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ at Mount Pleasant

‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ at Mount Pleasant
24
Mar

  Mount Pleasant is pleased to announce the launch of the new brand video, entitled “Coming Home”. The video, which touches on the history and future of the iconic Hunter Valley winery, was directed and produced by Wine Lens. Wine Lens also produced the Brand’s Laira video “The Road to Red Wine”, which was recently […]

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Winemaking Report – December 2013

– Jim Chatto

Winemaking Report – December 2013
11
Dec

As Christmas fast approaches the winery team are busy putting together the final blends of our 2013 Chardonnays: Leontine and the new Simone, named after Maurice O’Shea’s only daughter.  Also being blended is our staff favourite, the coveted ‘Mothervine’ Pinot Noir. These three blends will be bottled in the New Year and are looking pretty […]

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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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