Posts tagged with 'maurice-oshea'


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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“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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“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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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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Launch of the B-Side Range

Launch of the B-Side Range
1
May

  Mount Pleasant is very pleased to announce the launch of the new B Side Range, an innovative project which gives the winemakers free reign to follow their instincts and hearts, to take some risks and create some truly memorable wines. Winemaker Scott McWilliam says that the name of the range speaks of its experimental and […]

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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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