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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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Retirement Of Hunter Valley Legend Phil Ryan As Chief Winemaker

Retirement Of Hunter Valley Legend Phil Ryan As Chief Winemaker

Mount Pleasant is one of the Hunter Valley’s most awarded and iconic wineries. The bulk of the success enjoyed in recent years can be attributed to the hard work and prodigious winemaking talent of the recently retired Chief Winemaker, Phil Ryan. Throughout his stewardship, Mount Pleasant was awarded a staggering three championships, more than 169 trophies and 3194 medals, including 645 gold medals. Since 1921, there have only been a handful of Chief Winemakers at Mount Pleasant. The revered...

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