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Save The Date – Annual O’shea Launch

Save The Date – Annual O’shea Launch

Contact our Cellar Door Team to reserve your place or for more information. Phone: (02) 4998 7505 | Email: MPCellarDoor@mcwilliamswines.com.au UPDATE 12 OCTOBER 2016: This event is now sold out.

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Q&A With Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks

Q&A With Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks

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 then winemaker if he just had one type of barrel it would make blending and winemaking easier. He explained to me that each barrel is unique, even the same barrels from the same coopers...

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Maurice O’shea Photos Brought Back To Life

Maurice O’shea Photos Brought Back To Life

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 in 1911 and his illustrious career continued up until just before his passing in 1992. His works also feature in many of the great galleries across the world as well as s...

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Halliday Names 2011 Maurice O’shea Best Shiraz In Australia

Halliday Names 2011 Maurice O’shea Best Shiraz In Australia

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 Hunter Valley winemaking and a benchmark Australian Shiraz known across the world. This award winning wine will be released in October 2014. Chief Winemaker ...

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Hunter Wines V The Rest Of The World

Hunter Wines V The Rest Of The World

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 those from the rest of the world, held as part of the Hunter Valley Food and Wine Month. The first step was finding wines from the world that closely matched with Hunter Valley varieties, or else the compariso...

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