Posts tagged with 'mount-pleasant'


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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