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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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Mount Pleasant Awarded Regional Trophy At 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Mount Pleasant Awarded Regional Trophy At 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Mount Pleasant is pleased to announce that the 2007 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon has won the regional trophy for Best Australian Single- Varietal White over £15 at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. The Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the largest and most influential wine competitions in the world, judged by thirty six international and regional wine experts. Chief Winemaker Jim Chatto says that the award is a remarkable result for Mount Pleasant and another confirmation of the...

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Q&A With Vineyard Manager Paul Harvey

Q&A With Vineyard Manager Paul Harvey

At Mount Pleasant, where some of the vines date back to 1880 and others were planted by the legendary Maurice O’Shea, the duty of managing the vineyards is a serious business. The significance of the role is not lost on Paul Harvey, who as Vineyard Manager is responsible for the 110 hectares of vineyards Mount Pleasant controls. For Paul, the vineyards of the Hunter Valley offer opportunities and challenges like no other Australian wine region. Q: What’s your favourite thing about your job?...

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Launch Of The B-Side Range

Launch Of The B-Side Range

Mount Pleasant is very pleased to announce the launch of the new B Side Range, an innovative project which gives the winemakers free reign to follow their instincts and hearts, to take some risks and create some truly memorable wines. Winemaker Scott McWilliam says that the name of the range speaks of its experimental and personal nature. The B Side of a record usually held an out of the ordinary bonus track, where artists took the opportunity to record and release a remix or a track deem...

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Mount Pleasant – 5 Red Star Winery In Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion

Mount Pleasant – 5 Red Star Winery In Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion

IT’S HALLIDAY SEASON! Every year we hold our breath during July while we wait for the release of the highly anticipated Australian Wine Companion from legendary wine critic James Halliday. This time of the year is affectionately known to us as the ‘Halliday Season’ and finally we can exhale and share the good news with you! Yet again, Mount Pleasant has received the best of the best 5 red star winery rating, alongside stellar results for our individual wines. OUR TOP SCORING WINES 2010 M...

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