Semillon & Oysters on the sandy shores of Avalon

Sydneysiders, gather your friends and join McLeish Estate Wines at Uncorked Avalon Festival! On Sunday 22 April at The Village Green, Dunbar Park. The Riedel pop-­up bar will be hosted at Midday by Jessica McLeish, Vigneron and Owner at McLeish Estate showcasing McLeish Estates iconic Semillon matched with Sydney Rock oysters. The Masterclass will run for 45 minutes and […]

Annual McLeish Golf Classic

14th Annual McLeish Golf Classic – Saturday 26th of May at Oaks Cypress Lakes Golf Resort. Play on the Greens, Enjoy the Whites & Savour the Reds  The Hunter Valley is renowned for not only great wine but also the best golf courses. This year the annual McLeish Golf Classic will take place at Cypress […]

Semsational Sydney Wine Dinner – Wednesday 4th of July 2018

Wednesday 4th of July Join us at one of Sydney’s most iconic and popular seafood restaurants, Manta on Woolloomooloo Wharf. As we celebrate the release of the McLeish Semillon 2018 and the award winning McLeish Estate Wines of Distinction range. Vigneron Jessica McLeish, Executive Chef, Daniel Hughes, and Sommelier Samuel Krisatya have worked together to ensure only the […]

Uncorked Avalon Sunday 22nd of April 2018

The sandy shores of Avalon will burst to life with the renowned delights of the Hunter Valley on Sunday 22 April as part of the Uncorked Avalon Festival at The Village Green at Dunbar Park. Visitors can wander through food stalls, sampling gourmet delights and incredible wines of Australia’s oldest wine region including an exciting new addition to this […]

Experience Vine to the Glass at McLeish Estate

The Hunter Valley’s most awarded boutique winery is hosting an open day for wine lovers young and old, inviting them to come and experience the excitement of the much-anticipated 2018 vintage pick. ‘Vine to the Glass’ will be held on March 17 at the picturesque McLeish Estate, home to an outstanding four-trophy win for the […]

McLeish Estate Wines legendary Semillon Wins Four Trophies

McLeish Estate Wines legendary Semillon Wins Four Trophies At the 38th Sydney International Wine Competition McLeish Estate’s iconic Semillon range has been honored once again on the international stage, with the prestigious 38th Sydney International Wine Competition results being presented at the exhibition of Award winning wines  (11th February 2018). This year’s competition took place in […]

Newcastle Wine Dinner

Newcastle Wine Dinner Thursday 22nd of March At Scratchley’s on the Wharf 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW   Join us at one of Newcastle Harbour’s most iconic and popular seafood restaurants, Scratchleys on the Wharf and Battlesticks Bar. As we celebrate Vintage 2018 and the award winning McLeish Estate Wines of Distinction range. This event will offer the best […]

First Week of Vintage 2018

Vintage started this week with the first berries being harvest on the 16th of January. It is one of the earliest and driest seasons we have seen in the past two decades. The last of the rain fell in early spring providing great soil moisture and since then we have relied on our irrigation system […]

Vintage 2018 – Pre harvest Report

With picking starting on January 16th with our estate Chardonnay, the McLeish vineyard team are experiencing one of the earliest vintages they have ever seen. The lead up has been busy, testing the grapes and maintaining the vineyards in anticipation for the kick off to Vintage 2018!   The growing season for the 2018 vintage followed a […]

Festive Season Seafood & Semillon with McLeish Estate Wines

As the days become warmer and with festive season upon us, a perfect pairing to our McLeish Semillon is seafood. Our good friend Head Chef Steve Hetherington at Manta Restaurant in Woolloomooloo has given us the hottest Half Shell Scallop Ceviche recipe to perfectly match with our zesty crisp Semillon. VIEW RECIPE VIEW WINE The key […]

Budburst Festival – A regional picnic feast.

On Saturday 28th of October the Budburst Festival is on. The family friendly festival will take place on the grounds at McLeish Estate Winery. Live music and activities will run throughout the day. Local Chef Matt Dillow will be creating a regional feast with MENU Pumpkin and Hunter Valley fetta fritatta $15 ~ Beetroot and […]

Our Environment Our Future

At McLeish Estate we are committed to caring for our environment and managing our business in an environmentally sustainable way. Owner Robert McLeish has a passion for and commitment to this cause and the required knowledge to implement sustainable practices across the board from maintaining water quality, energy efficiency, habitat retention and revegetation. These sustainable […]

2018 Halliday Wine Companion – Red Five Star Winery Rating.

We’re thrilled to announce that McLeish Estate has two wines over 94 points in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion. McLeish Estate Cellar Reserve Semillon 2009 – 96 points McLeish Estate Semillon 2016 – 95 points McLeish Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015 – 91 points Dwyer Rose 2016 – 91 points Plus we have been elevated to […]

Celtic Feast 2017 – Special Guest and MC Announcement

Celtic Feast in the heart of the Hunter Valley Celebrating our Scottish past and future.   The sound of bagpipes fill the air, as great wines and seasonal winter flavours are served to guests beside the fireplace, to create the atmosphere of the highlands of Scotland. This year marks the 10th anniversary of McLeish Estate Wines […]

2017 Vintage Report.

2017 Vintage at McLeish Estate Wines and across the Hunter Valley wine region progressed really well and there is great optimism about the overall quality for this year’s vintage. The season has provided excellent quality with all the Semillon grapes harvested by the 6th of February. The quality conditions have allowed the Shiraz flavour to […]

Ted’s 40th Vintage

For most who visit McLeish, the cellar door provides an opportunity to try our wines and meet the team. However, there’s one team member who is very important to the business and few are given the pleasure of meeting him, and that’s Ted, our trusty vineyard manager! Producing wine in the Hunter Valley is not […]

Wine Club Partners Summer News and Vintage Events

Wine Club Partners & Friends, as the days go quicker and the weather becomes warmer we always find ourselves reflected on the year that was 2016. Our team created history this year by receiving an outstanding trifecta of trophies at the London International Wine Challenge.

McLeish Estate Wines Awarded NSW Best White Wine at the NSW Small Winemakers Show

MEDIA RELEASE                                   THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER   McLeish Estate Wines Awarded NSW Best White Wine at the NSW Small Winemakers Show McLeish Cellar Reserve Semillon Wins Best White Wine of Show   McLeish Estate Wines has continued to excel on the national wine show circuit being awarded at the 2016 NSW Small Winemakers Show, Best White […]

Highly Anticipated Release of the 2016 McLeish Estate Semillon

This week we released our 2016 McLeish Semillon in our Cellar Door, come in a try it – fresh and elegant with citrus, guava and passionfruit. A style that combines purity and balance with texture and length. One of the most celebrated wines, the McLeish Estate has been awarded the Trophy for Worlds Best Semillon […]

McLeish Estate Wines Awarded World’s Best Semillon by International Wine Challenge

McLeish Estate Wines Awarded World’s Best Semillon By International Wine Challenge McLeish Cellar Reserve Semillon Wins Three Trophies at the World’s Most Prominent Wine Show   McLeish Estate Wines has continued to excel on the world stage being awarded an unprecedented three (3) trophies at the 2016 London International Wine Challenge (IWC) for their Cellar […]