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Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks named 2019 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year

Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks named 2019 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year

Mount Pleasant is thrilled to announce that Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks has been awarded the prestigious title of Winemaker of the Year at the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Gala, an annual event that celebrates individuals who have made a significant contribution to the region’s flourishing wine and tourism industry.A highly respected and acclaimed Australian winemaker, Adrian is only the fifth person to hold the post in Mount Pleasant’s 98-year history, following in the footsteps of legenda...

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Mount Pleasant 2017 Vintage Continues To Shine Winning NSW Wine Of The Year

Mount Pleasant 2017 Vintage Continues To Shine Winning NSW Wine Of The Year

Mount Pleasant Wines is thrilled to announce that their iconic Old Paddock & Old Hill Shiraz has been awarded NSW Governor’s Trophy for Best in Show at today’s 2018 NSW Wine Awards. This great honour was complimented by two other trophies won on the day by the Old Paddock & Old Hill Shiraz (OP & OH) 2017 including – Finlaysons Trophy for Best Shiraz CCL Trophy for Best Dry Red This has been the pinnacle of a fantastic show season for newly appointed Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks w...

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New Chief Winemaker Sparks A Spate Of Trophies For Mount Pleasant

New Chief Winemaker Sparks A Spate Of Trophies For Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, now headed up by Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks has received phenomenal results for its 2017 1880 Vines Old Hill Shiraz winning five trophies at the Hunter Valley Wine Show held this week. The wine, sourced from the original vines planted on the estate in 1880 wowed judges across the board and was awarded the – Alexander Munro Trophy for Best One Year Old Shiraz Drayton’s Family Trophy for Best Named Vineyard Red Len Evans Trophy for Best Named Vineyard Wine Hector Tulloch Mem...

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Mount Pleasant 2018 Vintage Snapshot

Mount Pleasant 2018 Vintage Snapshot

Mount Pleasant Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks outlines the quality and elegance of the 2018 vintage…”2018 should be an absolute ripper of a vintage.”  

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Mount Pleasant Ignites A Spark In Chief Winemaker Role

Mount Pleasant Ignites A Spark In Chief Winemaker Role

Sydney/Pokolbin, 14 May 2018: Today McWilliam’s Wines Group announces a new era for winemaking at the iconic Mount Pleasant winery as Adrian Sparks moves into the role of Chief Winemaker. Only the fifth Chief Winemaker in the 98-year history of the winery, Adrian sits among some of Australia’s most celebrated winemaking alumni including the late great Maurice O’Shea and most recently, the highly celebrated Jim Chatto. Adrian has proved his incredible skill and passion for the Hunter Valley ...

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