February 2019

Vintage Changes & Challenges – the craft of quality wines

It’s the most exciting time of year for winemakers; seeing a long year of work culminate in grapes being snipped from the McLeish Estate vines as we start on our 34th vintage. Hand-harvesting is now underway, with our hard working pickers starting at daybreak to select the highest quality grapes from the canopy. This is […]

Vintage Celebration Wine Dinner

Semillon and seafood – it’s an iconic pairing that just screams ‘summer’, and both will be on the menu in plenty at the McLeish Estate Semsational Vintage Celebration Wine Dinner on February 21. Newcastle East’s historic Paymasters restaurant is our venue. Nestled just behind Customs House on the old Convict Lumber Yard and overlooking Foreshore […]

2019 Vintage Update

The start to 2019 Vintage has been warm and dry and with all the McLeish Estate hand harvested Semillon, Verdelho and Chardonnay looking great. These white varietals experienced balanced ripening exuding great flavour. In the Shiraz berries we are tasting concentrated flavour and seeing great colour, the reds will be harvested next week. Our winery […]

A wine with Caroline – Wine Club and Cellar Door Manager

Benji and Caroline amongst the Block 5 Shiraz Do you compete with Benji? Yes, we compete in Dressage at Elementary level. What you enjoy most about competition riding? It keeps me fit and active. I love the competitive nature of the sport especially as it involves team work between you and your horse (on good […]