McLeish Golf Classic Cup 2019 – Thank you

Our annual McLeish Golf Classic Cup in support of Camp Quality was a huge success. This was our 15th annual golf day and was hosted in the Hunter Valley at The Vintage Golf Course. Wine Partners and friends came together to take part in different games and challenges across the 18-hole course. Competitions included our […]

Cellar door tastings

At McLeish Estate we’re frequently struck by the beauty of the place in which we work. Time and time again we’re bowled over by the rolling hills, frolicking wildlife and the rows of vines that make us so lucky to work in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country.   We want our guests to […]

Dine with McLeish Wines – ACT Museum Wine Dinner

Wednesday 21st of August at 6:30pm Join the McLeish family for their upcoming Wine Dinner hosted at The Boat House. Stunning lakeside views and award winning dishes paired alongside McLeish Wines, dining is a delight for the senses. McLeish Museum wine dinner will be a truly memorable experience for all guests. Enjoy canapes and a […]

The Clan #1

‘The Clan’ New Wine Partners newsletter Winter edition #1 includes: Awards and New Release Wines Latest tasting notes Upcoming events To view the latest issue of The Clan please click on the link below

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Is there anything better than a cheese board and a bottle of wine? We certainly don’t think so. With winter settling in we like to perch in front of a fire with some hard cheeses and a glass of red, while in the warmer months there’s nothing more enjoyable than a chilled white, a soft […]

McLeish Semillon Wins Gold at the 2019 International Wine Challenge

McLeish Semillon Wins Gold at the 2019 International Wine Challenge   McLeish Estate winery in NSW’s Hunter Valley has won Gold for their 2009 Cellar Reserve Semillon at the prestigious International Wine Challenge in London.   The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is now in its 35th year. The IWC is accepted as the world’s finest […]

McLeish Golf Classic Cup – Saturday 22nd of June

Putt your best foot forward and take a relaxing Saturday drive out to the McLeish Estate Golf Classic Cup, this year being held on 22 June at The Vintage Golf Club in aid of Camp Quality.   Now in its 16th year, the four person Ambrose tournament will not only offer a great day on […]

Easter Long Weekend

Throughout Easter we welcome Wine Partners and guests to visit the cellar door. Tasting Experiences will be available every day over the long weekend from 10am to 5pm: Good Friday 19th Easter Saturday 20th Easter Sunday 21st Easter Monday 22nd ANZAC Day Thursday 25th By pre booking your next visit you can experience our Regional […]

Discover the Family Tradition.

With a husband and wife team at the helm and a daughter managing vineyard operations we know that there’s nothing more important than family, and at McLeish Estate wines that’s the philosophy we’ve applied to our Wine Partners Club.   Believing that wine is a sensory experience, Bob and Maryanne McLeish started the club in […]

34th Vintage at McLeish Estate

We know it’s a big call, but the white varietals of the McLeish Estate 34th vintage are among the best grapes we have produced in the last few years.   With much of eastern Australia currently experiencing an ongoing drought, our irrigation system was put to good use. Just 16mls of rain was recorded in […]

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 […]

Vine to the Glass – Vintage Festival

Grape picking, grape stomping and barrel rolling are just some of the fun activities held throughout the day at The Vine To The Glass event held on the lawns at McLeish Estate on March 16. This annual celebration is a great way for wine lovers to experience vintage with a live band belting out tunes, […]

WIN Major Prizes at Semillon 2 Seafood Hub

Guests attending this months End 2 End Festival (15th of September) have the chance to WIN the ultimate Pokolbin experience. At the Semillon 2 Seafood Hub Hunter Valley Aqua Golf will hold tee off competitions throughout the day with winners receiving the main prize of a helicopter ride over the Hunter Valley with Slattery Helicopters. At McLeish Estate, […]

Semillon 2 Seafood – Masterclass Sessions

Semillon 2 Seafood Masterclass Sessions will provide a gastronomical experience like no other as lovers of all things gourmet flock to the vineyard during the inaugural End 2 End Festival on Saturday, 15 September. Bringing together the very best of Pokolbin’s food, wine and produce, the Festival will celebrate the unique character of the picturesque […]

Semillon 2 Seafood – A gourmand’s delight – Saturday 15th of September

McLeish Estate will come alive for a gastronomical experience like no other as lovers of all things gourmet flock to the vineyard during the inaugural End 2 End Festival on Saturday, 15 September. Bringing together the very best of Pokolbin’s food, wine and produce, the Festival will celebrate the unique character of the picturesque region […]

Café Patina Wine Dinner – 30th of August

Join Vigneron Jessica McLeish for a Winter Feast Wine Dinner at Café Patina Enjoy a Champagne on arrival, followed by a three course menu created by acclaimed Chef/Owner Stewart Wallace, matched with the finest McLeish Estate Wines. Café Patina is the perfect setting to enjoy the very best of regional produce and warm atmosphere to […]

Semsational Menu for the New Release Wine Dinner at Manta Restaurant

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 best is sourced for […]

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 […]