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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 […]

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 […]

Welcome Wine Partners and Friends to our Festive season Newsletter

A milestone year for our winery as we mark 30 years in the Hunter Valley. Since the beginning, our family owned winery has received National and International awards and continues to produce wines of the highest quality in each of the Estate grown varietals. It has been a busy couple of months here at McLeish […]

McLeish Estate Autumn Newsletter

Celebrating 30 years A milestone year for our winery as we mark 30 years in the Hunter Valley. Since the beginning the family owned winery has received over 280 awards and continues to produce the highest of quality in each of the Estate grown varietals. McLeish Wine Partners Autumn Newsletter _ March 2015

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 Wines 2014 Christmas Newsletter

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 Spring News

2015 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion “A vineyard that is in a different league from most others” ~James Halliday AM~ 2007 Cellar Reserve Semillon- 97 Points 2008 Cellar Reserve Semillon- 96 Points 2013 Cellar Reserve Semillon- 96 Points 2012 Reserve Shiraz- 94 Points 2013 McLeish Estate Shiraz- 93 Points 2012 Dwyer Rose- 93 Points 2011 […]

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 […]

McLeish Estate Winter News

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. […]

2014 Autumn Wine Partners Newsletter

2014 Autumn Wine Partners Newsletter

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 […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from McLeish Estate Wines. We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Years. To catch up on all that has happened at McLeish please click to view our Summer Newsletter below!

New Website & Summer Members Newsletter

Welcome to our new website! You can now purchase our wines online and stay up to date on all the news and events happening around the vineyard. To take a look at our latest Members Newsletter click the link below.