Situated in the Hunter Valley’s Pokolbin sub-region, Mount Pleasant is one of the region’s most iconic wineries. It’s a stunning spot to try outstanding local wine and food, with the Brokenback Range providing a beautiful backdrop.
Surrounding Elizabeth’s restaurant, the winery and cellar door are the Mount Pleasant vineyards, some of which date back to the beginnings of the Hunter Valley. They were planted in 1880 by Charles King and later tended by one of Australia’s most legendary winemakers, Maurice O’Shea.
In 1978, Phil Ryan was appointed Chief Winemaker, a position he retained until his retirement in 2012. Today, Jim Chatto is at the helm, only the fourth ever Chief Winemaker at Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant’s awards are many with the most recent including: ‘Best Large Cellar Door’ in the 2014 Gourmet Traveller Wine ‘Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards’. The winery also received a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
What is the best compliment you have ever received about the 2007 Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon?
One of the most magic compliments was that ‘it makes me want to kiss someone’! It’s ideal on a great sunny day relaxing with friends and family.