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Mount Pleasant Estate, Australia

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Winery Name: Mount Pleasant Estate, Australia
established 1921
Winemaker(s): Unsure
Other Details: McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Estate - nestled in the slopes of the Brokenback Range in NSW's lower Hunter Valley - was established in 1921 by legendary winemaker, the late Maurice O'Shea.

Today, the Hunter Valley is widely regarded as the home of semillon, and McWilliam's as the producer of Australia's best wines from the variety.

"Australian semillon is usually quite recognisable," said Mount Pleasant Chief Winemaker, Phillip Ryan. "When young it is austere and fresh. It has a high natural acidity even in the warm Hunter Valley region where it can age wonderfully. After some years of bottle age, it tends to develop rich buttery toasty flavours."
Appellation(s) / Region(s): Hunter Valley
Website: Mount Pleasant Estate
Contact Details / Location: McWilliam's range of red, white and fortified wines, as well as limited-release Cellar Door only wines, are available for tasting at Mount Pleasant Estate. The Estate comprises a cellar door, 140-seat function room, gift shop and Elizabeth's Café.

Elizabeth's Café offers regional fare expertly matched with McWilliam's Wines, including a good selection by the glass, in a relaxed indoor and courtyard setting. The café also offers a wine appreciation lunch, and is open from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Sunday.

Guided winery tours are available everyday at 11am, at a cost of $2.20 per person.

Mount Pleasant Estate is located at Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin, NSW. Phone: 02 4998 7505.
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