winery is today one of the most awarded in
Australia having won an incredible 6 Championships,
154 trophies, 682 gold, 818 silver and 1731 bronze
medals since the late 1960s.
When the McWilliam family acquired ownership of Mount Pleasasnt in 1941, Maurice
O’Shea was retained as Chief Winemaker and went on to make some of Australia’s
most highly regarded wines.
O’Shea’s groundbreaking work has been kept alive by revered winemakers
Brian Walsh (1956-1978) and Phil Ryan (1978-current). The fact that there have
been just three Chief Winemakers at Mount Pleasant since 1921 has ensured consistency
of wine style and quality.
As was O’Shea’s tradition, Mount Pleasant winemakers continue to
bottle age commercial quantities of wines until they are considered at their