HISTORY

McWilliam’s wines are known for their exceptional quality and
taste. Generation after generation the family has contributed
immensely to the Australian wine industry. It all began with
Samuel McWilliam planting vines in Corowa, NSW in 1877.
After Samuel McWilliam passed away in 1902, his daughters
bought Sunnyside Vineyard. J.J. McWilliam transported
50,000 vines to Riverina, in doing so, starting wine making in
1913. A few years later, J.J. McWilliam started Hanwood
Estate winery in 1917. In 1935 for the first time, their wines
were sold outside Australia.
In 1941, the family took over Mount Pleasant estate in Hunter
Valley which lead to winemaker Maurice O’Shea joining
McWilliam family and creating one of the best Australian
wines. With the growing demand for premium table wines,
McWilliam’s released first varietal table wines in 1960. In
1973, at Hanwood Estate, a cellar door was opened. 1977
marked the 100-anniversary of this winery. Jim Brayne
became the Chief Winemaker of the winery in 1986. 2004 was
a remarkable year for McWilliam’s wines which saw selling of
500,000 cases of Hanwood Estate wines across the globe.

VINEYARDS/REGIONS

THE RIVERINA WINE REGION
Known for Chardonnay and Shiraz grape varieties along with
producing dessert wines.

THE HILLTOPS WINE REGION
Known for producing Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines of
good quality.

THE ORANGE WINE REGION
Known for producing premium Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet
Sauvignon wines.

THE TUMBARUMBA WINE REGION
Known for producing Chardonnay table wines and cool-climate
Pinot Noir along with producing premium sparkling wines.

THE CANBERRA WINE REGION
Known for producing world class Chardonnay and Shiraz.

AWARDS AND APPRECIATION

McWilliam’s Flagship ‘1877’ Hilltops Shiraz 2014 won the prestigious Australian Shiraz
trophy. It also won the New South Wales Shiraz trophy, the Hilltops Shiraz trophy and a gold
medal.
McWilliam’s Flagship 842 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013 won a silver medal at the IWC.
Mcwilliam’s 2008 1877 cabernet sauvignon shiraz became the first wine to win the trophy for
Wine of Show and Wine of Provenance in Royal Adelaide wine show 2012.
In a survey done by 2010 Wine & Spirits, McWilliam's Hanwood Estate was named number
one brand in restaurants across U.S.A.
At Sydney Royal Wine Show for the record 18th consecutive year, McWilliam’s was awarded
most Successful Exhibitor in 2012.
McWilliam’s winery rated 5 red stars by James Halliday in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Australian
Wine Companion.

FLAGSHIP WINE BRANDS

1877 SHIRAZ

842 TUMBARUMBA CHARDONNAY

MORNING LIGHT BOTRYTIS SEMILLON

1877 SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON

WINE RANGE

Appellation Wines

1913 Series

Cool Climate

High Altitude

Bagtown

On the Grapevine

Hanwood Estate

Inheritance

Premium Fortified

Fortified Wines

Catching Thieves

Barwang Wines