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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 […]

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 […]

An Award Winning Start to 2016

McLeish Estate winery has started 2016 with a series of successful awards which have further asserted the winery’s position as one of the most highly acclaimed boutique producers. Duel Gold awards have been presented at the London International Wine Challenge and Sydney International Wine Competition to the McLeish Estate Cellar Reserve Semillon 2007. This year […]

Vintage Report

McLeish Estate’s 30th Vintage began on the 27th of January. As winemakers in the Hunter Valley these Vintages are the ones that show our true skills as we cop Mother Nature’s unpredictable behaviour. The first of the Estate Chardonnay came in with 4.031 Tonnes being hand harvest by 30 pickers. The 29th of January concluded the […]

From Humble Beginnings

McLEISH Estate Wines, which has established itself as one of Australia’s foremost boutique producers,  is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The venture began in 1985 when mechanical engineer Bob McLeish and his New Lambton-born and raised wife Maryanne bought an 18-hectare block of land in De Beyers Road, Pokolbin, next to what is now […]

McLeish Estate Wines- Unprecedented year of Accolades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2nd DECEMBER 2014 McLeish Estate Wines- Unprecedented year of Accolades Robert McLeish and the winemaking team at McLeish Estate Wines Hunter Valley are celebrating this year, following thirteen Trophy wins at recent regional, state and national wine shows including, the Trophy for ‘Best Australian Semillon’ at the Australian Boutique Wine Awards. Among […]

McLEISH ESTATE TROPHY HAUL

Wine Show Results place Boutique Wine Producer among the Nation’s Best. For Immediate Release Monday 22nd SEPTEMBER 2014 McLeish Estate Wines continue to dominate the national wine show scene with the unprecedented success of their premium range of wines. Judged as the World’s Best Semillon in 2012 at the London International Wine Competition the McLeish […]

McLEISH ESTATE TROPHY SUCCESS- THE HUNTER’S MOST CELEBRATED BOUTIQUE WINERY

McLeish Estate’s range of highly acclaimed wines have been praised by the regions definitive wine show entered nine single vineyard wines into the show and all receiving high acclaim at the prestigious regional wine show. The 40th annual Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley garden marquee this year […]

McLeish Estate Dual Trophy Win at the 2014 Australian Boutique Wine Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4TH AUGUST 2014 McLeish Estate Dual Trophy Win at the 2014 Australian Boutique Wine Awards McLeish Estate winery has asserted its position again as one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed boutique wine producers. The start of the 2014 national wine show calendar has seen seven (7) trophies being awarded to the range […]

2014 Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Award finalists announced

THE Hunter Valley has a rich history of winemaking and viticulture which is celebrated at the annual Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Awards. Now in its eighth year, the awards celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of those in the region who have made major contributions and excelled within the Hunter Valley wine industry. […]

McLeish Estate Trophy Honours at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2014

McLeish Estate Trophy Honours at the 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition McLeish Estate winery has asserted its position as one of the most highly acclaimed boutique producers. With the Sydney International Wine Competition announcing the 2014 Trophy winners at their presentation banquet held in the Shangri La Hotel Sydney on Saturday 8th of March. The […]

McLeish Estate Trophy Honours at the Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show 2014

McLeish Estate Trophy Honours at the Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show 2014 McLeish Estate winery has asserted its position as one of the most highly acclaimed boutique producers. With a successful 2013, the new year is already reaching new and exciting height’s with the announcement of the 2014 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show […]