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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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“The Art Of Harmonising Wines And Foods” By Maurice O’shea

“The Art Of Harmonising Wines And Foods” By Maurice O’shea

With the approaching Maurice O’Shea Award we thought we would publish another entry from his personal notes. As well as being a master winemaker and blessed with a remarkable palate for wine, Maurice O’Shea was actually a very well regarded chef. The dinner parties he threw for his friends were famous not just for the company, but because Maurice O’Shea put incredible thought into the meals he served and the wines he matched with them, structuring the evening to show the best of the food a...

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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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“There’s Wine In His Family Bloodstream.”

“There’s Wine In His Family Bloodstream.”

We recently came across an incredibly interesting article on Maurice O’Shea from the Daily Telegraph in 1954. Given O’Shea’s contribution to wine and the upcoming Maurice O’Shea Award, we thought it would be appropriate if we published the article for everybody to enjoy. The commentary is an amazing insight to this great man from a contemporary newspaper. The below article by Zelie McLeod is copied ad verbatim from the Daily Telegraph, October 9 1954. Maurice George O’Shea is a short,...

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