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Retirement Of Hunter Valley Legend Phil Ryan As Chief Winemaker

Retirement Of Hunter Valley Legend Phil Ryan As Chief Winemaker

Mount Pleasant is one of the Hunter Valley’s most awarded and iconic wineries. The bulk of the success enjoyed in recent years can be attributed to the hard work and prodigious winemaking talent of the recently retired Chief Winemaker, Phil Ryan. Throughout his stewardship, Mount Pleasant was awarded a staggering three championships, more than 169 trophies and 3194 medals, including 645 gold medals. Since 1921, there have only been a handful of Chief Winemakers at Mount Pleasant. The revered...

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Q&A With Mount Pleasant Chief Winemaker, Jim Chatto

Q&A With Mount Pleasant Chief Winemaker, Jim Chatto

Earlier this year, Jim Chatto joined the team as the new Chief Winemaker. Amazingly, he is only the fourth Chief Winemaker to be based at Mount Pleasant since the legendary Maurice O’Shea established the winery in 1921. Jim brings stellar credentials and an appetite for creating exceptional wines, boasting 20 vintages of Hunter Valley Winemaking experience and the title for 2009 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year. We caught up with Jim to chat about his plans for the winery, his favourite w...

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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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Vintage 2013 In Review

Vintage 2013 In Review

Vintage is the most defining and challenging moment each year and in the Hunter Valley, with its sometimes humid and rainy nature, this can be magnified. From a viticultural point of view, the story of 2013 started after the harvest of 2012. Pruning commenced in May and into June as per normal, with a reasonably wet winter which enabled us to start the year with a full profile of soil water. Spring was very dry with supplementary water used in early October due to the dry conditions, which ...

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Hunter Valley Wine And Food Month At Mount Pleasant

Hunter Valley Wine And Food Month At Mount Pleasant

If you are considering a trip to the Hunter Valley then the month of June is the perfect time to visit. For true lovers of wine and food the winter months are great for long lazy lunches in the winter sun, or extravagant slow-cooked dinners by the fire. The Hunter’s winemakers and chefs alike invite you to come and enjoy the countless events being offered during the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month festivities. This is a truly amazing opportunity to experience the food and wine culture that...

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