The legendary Australian winemaker Maurice O'Shea (1897-1956) founded at Pokolbin in 1921 Hunter Valley (State of New South Wales) Mount Pleasant Winery. He enlarged the property by buying the Old Paddock winery. In 1941, Mount Pleasant became the Multi McWilliams acquired. Maurice O'Shea stayed at "his winery" cellar master until his early death in 1956 and created some of Australia's best wines, including the famous white wine brands "Elizabeth" and "Lovedale" from the variety Sémillon, In honor of him, McWilliams founded the "Maurice O'Shea Award" in 1990. It is awarded to individuals or a group who have made a significant contribution to the Australian wine industry. Previous winners include Max Schubert 1990, Len Evans 1991, David Wynn 1993 Orlando 1994, James Halliday 1995 and Wolf pale 2000, and 2016 the institution "Len Evans Tutorial".