Mount Pleasant in the Hunter Valley has opened its newly renovated and highly anticipated cellar door. Set within the original homestead buildings, the restored cellar door showcases the history of founder Maurice O'Shea, who had a passion for art and culture, and a love of entertaining and sharing great food and wine.
Designed by award-winning architects and interior designers Luchetti Krelle, the contemporary cellar door offers an expanded tasting area, where guests can take part in one of five tasting experiences, a private tasting room and an exclusive members' lounge. There's also a wine store – think Disneyland for wine lovers – where oenophiles can unlock some of Mount Pleasant's rarest and finest wines.
Inside the restored Mount Pleasant cellar door.
Mount Pleasant was founded in 1921 by Maurice O'Shea, and quickly developed a reputation for elegant wines that speak of their unique vineyard sites. In 2021, Mount Pleasant marked its centenary. In the same year, the Medich Family Office became the new custodians, taking over from McWilliams.
At the design stage, the cellar door was reoriented to maximise the vineyard views to the north. Draping the walls is a contemporary Australian photography collection. On display in the private tasting room, are three paintings from renowned Australian artist Garry Shead. Shead is the nephew of Maurice O’Shea, His elegant series Love on Mount Pleasant is a dedication to his childhood and spending time at the winery.
Mount Pleasant's menu champions local ingredients and is designed to enhance the wine tasting experience.
Not to be overlooked is the new menu designed by head chef Kyle Whitbourne. In collaboration with renowned chef Justin North, Whitbourne has designed a share plate menu that elevates the wine tasting experience. Try the delicate, lightly marinated yellow fin tuna with sesame, kohlrabi and dashi paired with Mount Pleasant's chardonnay, fiano or an aged semillon. Chief winemaker Adrian Sparks says shiraz fans should try the wild boar and fennel salami with a glass of the winery's iconic red.
Mount Pleasant is offering guests five premium tasting experiences to showcase the legacy of the winery's historic vineyards.
Book into one of five elevated tasting experiences at the Hunter Valley's newest cellar door.
Taste the four vintages of the Maurice O’Shea Shiraz.
$150 per person | Find out more
Taste four vintages of the Lovedale Semillon including a museum release.
$75 per person | Find out more
Taste the Old Vines Lovedale Semillon, Old Vines Rosehill Shiraz, Old Vines Old Paddock Shiraz, and the Old Vines Old Hill Shiraz.
$50 per person | Find out more
Taste the Elizabeth Semillon, Lovedale Semillon, Cellar Aged Semillon, Estate Grown Chardonnay, Estate Grown Fiano and the Estate Grown Rose.
$25 per person | Find out more
Taste the Cellar Aged Semillon, Mount Henry Shiraz Pinot, Rosehill Shiraz, OP & OH Shiraz, Mountain A Shiraz and the Mountain D Shiraz.
$25 per person | Find out more
Mount Pleasant is located at 401 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin. The cellar door is open Thursday to Monday from 10am–5pm. Visit mountpleasantwines.com.au for more information.