News — Vineyards

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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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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