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Mount Pleasant 2015 Vineyard Report

Mount Pleasant 2015 Vineyard Report

Here’s a brief rundown on what has been happening in and around the Mount Pleasant vineyards during the growing season. Our own staff and a group of contractors spent the cool winter months doing what in my opinion is the most important task of the year; pruning the vines to set bud numbers, it is the time when we can set our crop load for the coming season, with each block having specific yield targets for the product that it is destined for. Budburst commenced quite early for us, late Augus...

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The Results Are In! Mount Pleasant Receives Exceptional Reviews In The Halliday Wine Companion 2016

The Results Are In! Mount Pleasant Receives Exceptional Reviews In The Halliday Wine Companion 2016

The 2016 Halliday Wine Companion has been released and Mount Pleasant Wines has continued its dominance in producing exceptional wines out of the Hunter Valley and has once again been awarded a 5 red star winery status (highest possible rating, only awarded to Australia’s top wineries). James Halliday said of our winery… “Mount Pleasant is going to continue to throw down the gauntlet to all other wineries in the Hunter Valley. Its offer this year is extraordinary: 14 of 17 wines tasted gi...

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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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Celebrating ‘Aussie Wine Month’

Celebrating ‘Aussie Wine Month’

Throughout The Month Of May Join Mount Pleasant In Celebrating Aussie Wine Month, The Biggest Celebration Of Australian Wine. Wines Australia Started ‘Aussie Wine Month’ In The Month Of May Four Years Ago Where They Wanted To Create An Excitement And Buzz About Australian Wine Throughout The World. At The Mount Pleasant Cellar Door You Will Be Able To Have An Exclusive Tasting With Some Of The Outstanding Wines From The Hunter Region, The Wines On Offer Are: 2011 Mount Pleasant High Paddock...

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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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