The results are in! Mount Pleasant receives exceptional reviews in the Halliday Wine Companion 2016

– Amy Hodgson

The results are in! Mount Pleasant receives exceptional reviews in the Halliday Wine Companion 2016
5
Aug

The 2016 Halliday Wine Companion has been released and Mount Pleasant Wines has continued its dominance in producing exceptional wines out of the Hunter Valley and has once again been awarded a 5 red star winery status (highest possible rating, only awarded to Australia’s top wineries). James Halliday said of our winery… “Mount Pleasant is going […]

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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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Celebrating ‘Aussie Wine Month’

Celebrating ‘Aussie Wine Month’
1
May

Throughout the month of May join Mount Pleasant in celebrating Aussie Wine Month, the biggest celebration of Australian Wine. Wines Australia started ‘Aussie Wine Month’ in the month of May four years ago where they wanted to create an excitement and buzz about Australian wine throughout the world. At the Mount Pleasant Cellar Door you […]

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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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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 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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Mount Pleasant awarded Regional Trophy at 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Mount Pleasant awarded Regional Trophy at 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
26
Jun

Mount Pleasant is pleased to announce that the 2007 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon has won the regional trophy for Best Australian Single- Varietal White over £15 at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. The Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the largest and most influential wine competitions in the world, judged by thirty six […]

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