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2021 Hunter Valley Wine Show

2021 Hunter Valley Wine Show

The 2021 Hunter Valley Wine Show was held on the 5th November 2021 and while the celebrations were pared back due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible calibre of wines produced in Australia's oldest wine region. Mount Pleasant received numerous gold medals at the show, and was awarded two trophies throughout the presentation. The first of which was for our NV Aged Liqueur Verdelho which has received the Trevor Drayton Memorial Trophy for Best ...

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Look out Lovedale!!

Look out Lovedale!!

You may notice something a little different next time you pass our Lovedale Vineyard on Wine Country Drive! Our Viticulturist, Steve Ferguson, and his team are undertaking a refurbishment of a few blocks of the Lovedale Vineyard to maintain our high standards of quality. With work commencing in early August, first the trellis network was removed, followed by the posts. The next step is to carefully extract each of the individual vines to make way for the new plantings. The empty blocks will ...

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Get to know our vines!

Get to know our vines!

We know you love our wines, but how much do you know about where our grapes come from?  Maurice O'Shea founded Mount Pleasant Wines when he was just 24! 100 years ago, all that stood on the site was the Old Hill vineyard.  Planted in 1880 by Charles King, the 41 year old Old Hill Shiraz vine provided the foundation for Maurice O'Shea's Mount Pleasant wines. Whether or not King knew it, planting the Old Hill at the foothills of Mount Bright proved a masterstroke - the vines are spared the inte...

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Viticulturist, Steve Ferguson, named 2021 Hunter Valley Viticulturist of the Year

Viticulturist, Steve Ferguson, named 2021 Hunter Valley Viticulturist of the Year

Mount Pleasant is thrilled to announce that Viticulturist Steve Ferguson has been awarded the prestigious title of Viticulturist 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 wine and tourism industry.A highly respected Australian viticulturist, Steve has been looking after the vineyards of Mount Pleasant since joining the team in 2017 after working in the Orange, Rylstone and Broke re...

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2021 Halliday Wine Companion

2021 Halliday Wine Companion

The much anticipated 2021 Halliday Wine Companion was released today and we are proud to have four of our 2018 reds featured in the 'Best of the Best' Shiraz category: Mount Pleasant 1946 Vines Rosehill Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (98 points) Mount Pleasant 1965 Vines Rosehill Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (98 points) Mount Pleasant Mountain C Light Bodied Dry Red (97 points) Mount Pleasant Mountain D Full Bodied Dry Red (97 points) A further five wines from our range of 2018 reds were aw...

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