Phil Ryan joined McWilliam’s Wines at the age of 19 years, and is the third of only three Chief Winemakers at McWilliams Mount Pleasant since 1921.
Under Phil’s stewardship, Mount Pleasant stands as a flagship of Hunter Valley and New South Wales wines. This has been achieved via Phil’s extensive program of travel to promote the McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant and Hunter Valley wines.
Phil has judged at international and national wine shows. He has been awarded the prestigious Graham Gregory Trophy for his commitment to the New South Wales Wine Industry.
Phil sat on the board of the Hunter Valley Vineyard Association from 1987 to 2006, in roles including Secretary and Vice President.
Phil Ryan was inducted as a Legend in 2009.