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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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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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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10 Things To Do in the Hunter Valley

10 Things To Do in the Hunter Valley
16
Jan

It will come as no surprise to hear that wine is at the heart of the Hunter Valley lifestyle. However even the most avid wine lovers might need a break to their packed schedule of Hunter Valley cellar doors… You’ll be glad to know there is no shortage of things to do. Here is our […]

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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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