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Winter in the Vineyard - season of recovery and preparation. -

Winter in the Vineyard – season of recovery and preparation.

After vintage, the temperature starts to dip here in Hunter Valley and winter begins to settle in. Brightly coloured autumn leaves fade from vibrant oranges and yellows to reds and browns as they fall to the earth. With only the bare trunks and the canes remaining, this is when the vineyard team begin to prune […]

Exploring the Hunter Valley in Autumn – Top 10 things to do this season -

Exploring the Hunter Valley in Autumn – Top 10 things to do this season

Autumn in the Hunter Valley is a magical time, with the landscape transforming into a stunning tapestry of reds, oranges and golds. This time of the year is an important time in the vineyards, visitors to the estate will see the cover crops in between the vine rows being prepared for the season. Visiting the […]

HUNTERhunter - McLeish Estate feature -

HUNTERhunter – McLeish Estate feature

We got chatting with Jessica McLeish from McLeish Estate Wines to talk all things wine tasting and food pairing. Q. Tell me about yourself, your role within McLeish Estate and your role across the wine industry? I was born into the industry and could not imagine working anywhere else. I have been an active participant […]

Hunter River Times - Vintage 2024 -

Hunter River Times – Vintage 2024

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Vintage Wine Dinner 2024 -

Vintage Wine Dinner 2024

Vintage Wine Dinner 2024 A Vintage of swift pace and exceptional quality. This year will mark the 39th vintage for McLeish Estate Wines and we are marking the occasion with the annual Vintage Wine Dinner where we are excited to take guests on a journey behind the wines on Wednesday April 3rd and Wednesday April […]

A guide to Wines for the Perfect Valentines Day -

A guide to Wines for the Perfect Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love and romance than with a glass of exquisite wine? Whether you’re planning a cozy evening for two, with friends or enjoying a solo treat, the right wine can enhance the ambiance and create beautiful memories. We have curated a selection of […]

Meet Jessica McLeish -

Meet Jessica McLeish

Born into the heart of a family winery. Jessica has Semillon running through her veins. Growing up amidst the vineyard of the family estate, she developed an innate understanding and love for every part of the wine industry from the vine to the glass. From an early age, Jessica could be found alongside her family, […]

Behind the wines - 2024 Vintage -

Behind the wines – 2024 Vintage

After a beautifully warm growing season we have seen wonderful flowering and development throughout the vineyard across Spring, we’ve moved towards late November rainfall giving a much needed break from the intense heat and the start of December has now continued to be dry, creating the perfect growing conditions for Vintage 2024. In 2024 McLeish […]

FREE Festive Season EBOOK -

FREE Festive Season EBOOK

As the festive season approaches there is excitement for the celebrations with family, friends and a sumptuous spread that captures the essence of Australia’s sun-kissed surf and diverse culinary flavors. One integral element that adds a touch of magic to the festivities is the perfect pairing of wines with an array of delectable dishes. Keeping […]

Festive Feast with the Ultimate Pairings! -

Festive Feast with the Ultimate Pairings!

As the festive season approaches there is excitement for the celebrations with family, friends and a sumptuous spread that captures the essence of Australia’s sun-kissed surf and diverse culinary flavors. One integral element that adds a touch of magic to the festivities is the perfect pairing of wines with an array of delectable dishes. Keeping […]

Sydney Harbour Wine Dinner Cruise -

Sydney Harbour Wine Dinner Cruise

Friday 3rd of November 2023 Celebrate the festive season with McLeish Wines   Experience the ultimate Festive season extravaganza: A Wine Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour with McLeish Estate Wines On Friday 3rd of November – Sydney’s iconic skyline, shimmering waters and the award winning range of McLeish Wines come together for a spectacular festive […]

Hunter Highland Luncheon 2023 - McLeish wines, cuisine & Scottish traditions -

Hunter Highland Luncheon 2023 – McLeish wines, cuisine & Scottish traditions

As the bagpipes and highland dancers performed and canapes were served, we found ourselves transported to the Scottish highlands for an unforgettable Hunter Highland Luncheon event hosted by the McLeish family. The blend of Scottish tradition, culinary excellence and great McLeish wines left a lasting impression on every guest. The setting surrounded by the estate […]

The Clan - Spring 2023 -

The Clan – Spring 2023

The Clan – Spring 2023 The Clan – Spring 2023

Halliday Wine Companion 2024 -

Halliday Wine Companion 2024

  We are proud to announce that our winery has been awarded 5 – Red Stars in this years awards for being an “outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.” An exceptional 96 points for the Reserve Semillon 2022 and Cellar Reserve Semillon 2016, both from our Wines of Distinction Range. The […]

The Clan - Winter Newsletter -

The Clan – Winter Newsletter

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Tasty Winter Pairings -

Tasty Winter Pairings

Tasty Winter Pairings Embrace the frosty weather with our June reds selections from the Merlot to our single vineyard Shiraz. These wines will become your ultimate fireside companions this season. Better yet, take your experience to the next level by following our suggestions below and indulging in the perfect food pairing with your family and […]

Wreath & Wine – Saturday 24th of June & Saturday 1st of July. -

Wreath & Wine – Saturday 24th of June & Saturday 1st of July.

Wreath & Wine – Saturday 24th of June The festive vibe will truly be alive this winter at McLeish Estate as we come together for the Christmas wreath and wine tasting afternoon. At the Wreath & Wine workshop, learn how to design and construct your own mystical and magical vine wreath with renowned Australian designer […]

Hunter Highland Lunch 2023 -

Hunter Highland Lunch 2023

Hunter Highland Lunch 2023 Saturday 16th of September 2023 Experience the Highlands of Scotland at McLeish Estate McLeish Estate will come alive this September for a Scottish celebration of the Hunter Highland Lunch. Bringing together the very best Scottish traditions and local Hunter Valley wine and produce, the ‘Hunter Highland Lunch’ will be held on […]

Wine Partners Vintage Pack -

Wine Partners Vintage Pack

Wine Partners Vintage Pack The wine pack for this season includes a range of wines that are ideal for both entertaining and savouring throughout the summer season. If you would like to learn more about the vineyards, wines and purchase please click on the wines below to follow the link. McLeish Semillon 2022 Generosity of […]

Behind the wines - 2023 Vintage -

Behind the wines – 2023 Vintage

After a wetter than average July and August, we’ve moved towards beautiful warm weather across November and the start of December, creating the perfect growing conditions for Vintage 2023. The elevated estate vineyards sit at 236m – 265m above sea level (pictured). Planted in 1985 from old cuttings, the varietals are showing perfect development as […]

Christmas Cheers -

Christmas Cheers

The holiday season is a wonderful time for gathering with friends and family, sharing traditions, or making new ones. In the McLeish family’s homeland, Scotland, the traditions of Christmas haven’t been around for very long with most traditions we see today only being recognised since the late 1950’s. For almost 400 years the celebration of […]

Wine Partners Summer Pack

Wine Partners Summer Pack The wine pack for this Summer season includes a range of wines that are ideal for both entertaining and savouring throughout the summer season. If you would like to learn more about the vineyards, wines and purchase please click on the wines below to follow the link. McLeish Semillon 2022 Generosity […]

Sydney Wine Dinner Cruise -

Sydney Wine Dinner Cruise

Sydney’s spectacular harbour at sunset will be the backdrop for McLeish Wines annual Sydney Wine Dinner. Join McLeish for an exceptional evening of wines and food to celebrate the year. The night will be hosted by the McLeish family and will include canapes and a three-course menu with eight wines showcased across the night. Sail […]

Hunter Highland Luncheon 2022 -

Hunter Highland Luncheon 2022

Thank you for attending the Hunter Highland Luncheon on Saturday 17th of September. We’re so glad you could join us to enjoy the very best Scottish traditions, local Hunter Valley produce and, of course, McLeish wines.   The sounds of Scotland could certainly be heard across the Hunter Valley with the Maitland Pipe Band playing […]

Wine Partners Spring Pack -

Wine Partners Spring Pack

Wine Partners Spring Pack The wine pack for this Winter season includes a range of wines that are ideal for both entertaining and savouring as the nights become cooler. If you would like to learn more about the vineyards, wines and purchase please click on the wines below to follow the link. McLeish Semillon 2022 […]

Chardonnay Renaissance -

Chardonnay Renaissance

Here at the McLeish cellar door we often meet ABC customers – “Anything But Chardonnay” – and to that we say “challenge accepted”! Some things you might not know about chardonnay: Our Culloden sparkling wine is chardonnay – picked early. The timing of harvest is going to make a big difference to the texture and […]

Wine Partners June Tasting Pack -

Wine Partners June Tasting Pack

Wine Partners Winter Pack The wine pack for this Winter season includes a range of wines that are ideal for both entertaining and savouring as the nights become cooler. If you would like to learn more about the vineyards, wines and purchase please click on the wines below to follow the link. McLeish Semillon / […]

Wine & Chocolate -

Wine & Chocolate

Wine and chocolate are two of life’s greatest indulgences. This easter long weekend take note of our suggested pairings to create the most irresistible flavor combinations. The key to the perfect match is to pair similar intensities. Less intense flavoured chocolate pairs perfectly with light bodied wines. Whereas intense bittersweet flavours pair perfectly with more […]

Wine Partners March Tasting Pack -

Wine Partners March Tasting Pack

Wine Partners Autumn Pack The wine pack for this Autumn season includes a range of wines that are ideal for both entertaining and savouring as the nights become cooler. If you would like to learn more about the vineyards, wines and purchase please click on the wines below to follow the link. McLeish Semillon / […]

Vintage 2022 -

Vintage 2022

21/01/2022 As wine producers this time of the year is like a game of poker, we are constantly gambling with the weather conditions. In November 2021 meteorologists declared a La Nina weather event, with the wettest spring in 10 years continuing into early summer. These cooler weather conditions have meant that this years vintage is […]

Vintage Wine Dinner with McLeish Estate Wines - Thursday 10th March 2022 -

Vintage Wine Dinner with McLeish Estate Wines – Thursday 10th March 2022

Join McLeish Wines for an exceptional wine dinner to celebrate the 2022 Vintage. The night will be hosted by the McLeish family and will include a four-course menu with eight wines showcased across the night. Venue: Restaurant Mason 3/35 Hunter St, NEWCASTLE. Date: Thursday 10th of March Time: 6:30pm for 7pm start Tickets: $150pp Value: […]

Wine Partners December Tasting Pack -

Wine Partners December Tasting Pack

The wine pack for this festive season includes a range of wines that are ideal for both cellaring and entertaining. If you would like to learn more about the vineyards, wines and purchase please click on the wines below to follow the link. McLeish Semillon 2021 McLeish Estate are one of the most awarded Semillon […]

Visiting McLeish Wines - when to book and what to expect -

Visiting McLeish Wines – when to book and what to expect

At McLeish Wines we field many questions from visitors who are trying to plan a weekend away in the Hunter Valley. The wine tasting experience has evolved at McLeish Wines as we try our best to accommodate all groups requirements.  We have created a short list below of tips and advice for planning your next […]

Hunter Highland Lunch - Saturday 17th of September 2022 -

Hunter Highland Lunch – Saturday 17th of September 2022

Experience the Highlands of Scotland at McLeish Estate McLeish Estate will come alive this September for a Scottish celebration of the Hunter Highland Lunch. Bringing together the very best Scottish traditions and local Hunter Valley wine and produce, the ‘Hunter Highland Lunch’ will be held on September 17 at the picturesque McLeish Estate, home to […]

Viand with Chef Annita Potter -

Viand with Chef Annita Potter

Chef Annita Potter has launched the fabulous Viand Club in Darlinghurst and McLeish Wines are excited to be the featured winery, sitting alongside her world class Thai dishes. We were lucky enough to sit down and ask Annita a few questions while curating an amazing menu to be paired with McLeish Wines. 1: What was […]

2021 Halliday Wine Companion -

2021 Halliday Wine Companion

McLeish Estate are celebrating a successful year of accolades being awarded 5 Stars in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion. The coveted annual awards recognise the best of the best from across the Australian wine industry. Our team are proud of this years wins and thank Jeni Port for her lovely words on our wines: GOLD […]

Enjoying life's simple pleasures -

Enjoying life’s simple pleasures

2020 what a start to the year it has been. As farmers we are no immune to the challenges that the industry is facing at present. Our family have seen drought, fires and tough times, but never all at once! The McLeish families focus is on the well being of all our stakeholders. After following […]

Budburst Long Lunch -

Budburst Long Lunch

This truly is a spectacular time of year. It’s a little easier to crawl out of bed in the morning, the days are getting delightfully longer and those heavy jackets are going to the back of the cupboard.   At McLeish Estate this time of the year is known as budburst, as the Spring leaves […]

Ted's 40th Vintage -

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 […]

Budburst Long Lunch - Saturday 26th of October -

Budburst Long Lunch – Saturday 26th of October

In October we’ll be soaking up the sun amongst the lush vineyards at our Budburst Long Lunch. Come spend a splendid few hours in good company to savour a matching of McLeish Wines together with a specially prepared menu, featuring the Hunter Valley’s best produce. Date: Saturday 26th of October 2019 Venue: McLeish Estate Winery, […]

The Clan #2 -

The Clan #2

‘The Clan’ Wine Partners newsletter Spring edition #2 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

McLeish Wine Dinner at Hobarts Newcastle - Thursday 7th November -

McLeish Wine Dinner at Hobarts Newcastle – Thursday 7th November

McLeish ‘Museum Wine Dinner’ will be held on Thursday 14th of November at the picturesque Hobarts dining room, featuring the award winning McLeish Estate Cellar Reserve Semillon – the stars of the show at the recent 2019 London International Wine Challenge. McLeish Estate winery is nestled in the heart of the lower Hunter Valley in […]

Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020 -

Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we have retained our red five-star status in the Halliday Wine Companion This is awarded to outstanding wineries regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Notable Wines Awarded: Cellar Reserve Semillon – 96/100 rating Reserve Shiraz 2017 – 96/100 rating Tri Moir 2016 – 94/100 rating McLeish Shiraz 2017 – 92/100 […]

Just like a fine wine! Our tips on ageing wine -

Just like a fine wine! Our tips on ageing wine

One of the most common myths about wine is that it always gets better as it gets older but that’s actually not true. In fact, only around 1% of wines are meant to be aged which can make it harder to decide which bottle to save for a very special occasion.   We tend to […]

HUNTERhunter - Meet Jessica McLeish -

HUNTERhunter – Meet Jessica McLeish

BY ALICIA POOLE We got chatting with Jessica McLeish from McLeish Estate Wines to talk all things wine tasting and food pairing. Q. Tell me about yourself, your role within McLeish Estate and your role across the wine industry? I was born into the industry and could not imagine working anywhere else. I have been […]

Great length, structure and balance. -

Great length, structure and balance.

We see a lot of first-timers at our wine tastings who unsure of what exactly they should be doing when the glass is in their hands, while others are happy to swallow and smile! For those who are looking to get a little more out of the experience we’ve got a few simple steps to […]

McLeish Golf Classic Cup 2019 - Thank you -

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 -

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 -

Dine with McLeish Wines – ACT Museum Wine Dinner

Tuesday 20th 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 #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 -

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 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 -

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 -

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. -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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

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

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 -

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 -

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 -

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. -

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 -

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. -

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 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 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 -

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 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 -

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 -

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 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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 Wines 2014 Christmas Newsletter

McLEISH ESTATE TROPHY HAUL -

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 -

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 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 -

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 -

McLeish Estate Winter News

2014 Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Award finalists announced -

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

2014 Autumn Wine Partners Newsletter

McLeish Estate Trophy Honours at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2014 -

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 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

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 -

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.