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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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Mount Pleasant V14 Report!

Mount Pleasant V14 Report!

After the near perfect conditions of 2014, the 2015 harvest started with some real challenges. On December 2, the Shiraz vineyards around the winery suffered a hail storm, resulting in some crop loss. Luckily (or by divine intervention) the Mothervine Pinot block (planted in 1921) was missed by the hail, and was ready to harvest well before the rain could have any impact. Arguably the star red out of 2015 for Mount Pleasant! The 2015 vintage whites are very respectable, with wonderful purit...

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Winemaker Adrian Sparks Joins Mount Pleasant

Winemaker Adrian Sparks Joins Mount Pleasant

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 Chardonnay projects, including the 842, Barwang and Armchair Critic wines. Adrian has also been responsible for the Tightrope Walker wines from...

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Mount Pleasant Vintage 2014

Mount Pleasant Vintage 2014

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 since the 60’s! Harvest kicked off on the 8th of January; which is *earlier than anyone can remember. The ‘Old Hill’ Chardonnay was the first fruit in, closely followed by the ‘Mot...

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‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ At Mount Pleasant

‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ At Mount Pleasant

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 awarded a Silver Award from the Australian Cinematographers Society in 2013. The opportunity to work with Mount Pleasant was one the Wine Lens team jumped at: “The chance to wor...

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