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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 […]

Budburst Festival

Welcome Wine Partners & Friends; You’re Invited! Bring your picnic blankets and indulge in great wine and regional food at theBudburst Festival at McLeish Estate Wines. The popular event provides a great day for Wine Partners, friends & family to relax, unwind and enjoy live entertainment,activities and our famous country hospitality. During the day various wines will be […]

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 […]

McLeish Estate Wine Dinner – Saturday 16th of September

Join us in the Upper Hunter at The Cottage Restaurant in Scone for this special evening – degustation menu  prepared by Chef/Owner Colin Selwood with matched wines hosted by Jess McLeish from McLeish Estate Wines in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s Most Awarded Boutique Winery. https://www.mcleishestatewines.com.au/ – Jamon iberico and truffle butter crouton The Cottage’s free range […]

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 […]

McLeish Estate Semsation Wine Dinner

Join McLeish Estate Wines at Woolloomooloo Wharf to celebrate the release of the iconic McLeish Semillon 2017. Four courses and eight matched wines. Venue: Manta Restaurant and Bar Cowper Wharf Rd Woolloomooloo Price: $120pp. Value: Priceless Booking Essential. Email reservations@mantarestaurant.com.au  

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 […]

Celtic Feast Wine Dinner – Saturday 22nd of July

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. Please join us for a night to remember as we pay homage to the Scottish heritage of McLeish Estate Wines at our annual Celtic Feast […]

McLeish Estate Golf Classic 6th – 7th of May

Register your interest   The McLeish Golf Classic this year will once again be a two person Ambrose allowing for all levels of golfers to have fun and compete. Registration on the day will be at 11am for a mini shot gun start at 11:45 18 Hole McLeish Cup – Sponsored by 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 Wine Luncheon

You’re Invited to the SemSational Season Wine Luncheon at Shipwrights on the Marina! The perfect combination for a long lunch with seafood, Semillon and the marina as our backdrop. This is an event not to miss! Enjoy McLeish Wines current and aged release wines perfectly paired with a four course menu by Shipwrights Restaurant. It […]

Vintage Festival

The Vintage Festival will return to the picturesque gardens of McLeish Estate for the 2017 Vintage Festival. Take part in the McLeish Grape Stomp, Barrel Rolling and talk & taste with the makers about all the excitement of the Vintage season. Think picnic rugs, shady trees, vineyard surrounds and a live music which will be matched with […]

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 […]

Semsational Wine Festival and Canapes with McLeish Estate wines

YOU’RE INVITED! McLeish Estate Wines will host the event and it will be an event to remember. With an extensive array of wine and food, you will be spoilt for choice as is always the case with a McLeish Wine tasting experience. Enjoy our interactive tastings areas: Champagne and Chardonnay Conversions Semillon Scrum Rugby Red […]

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 […]

Semsational Sydney Wine Dinner at Manta Restaurant

Join Jessica McLeish for the release of the McLeish Estate Semillon 2016 and a Semsational line up of McLeish Estate Wines perfectly paired to a four course seasonally inspired menu created by Executive Chef, Daniel Hughes. Manta Restaurant is located on the iconic Woolloomooloo Wharf and boasting some of the city’s best Sydney Harbour dining […]

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.