McWilliam’s Morning Light Botrytis Semillon

“Morning Light” was the name of the ship that McWilliam’s Wines founder Samuel McWilliam was aboard when he emigrated to Australia in 1857 and 20 years later began the heritage that is McWilliam’s Wines. For fans of dessert wine this is one to try.

A style developed and awarded by McWilliams in the Riverina has collected Trophies and Gold medals from all the major wine shows around Australia for many years.

95POINTS McWilliam’s Morning Light Botrytis Semillon
VARIETAL : Semillon ALC/VOL : 11  %
COLOUR : Light gold with amber hues. pH : 2.87
WINEMAKER : Adrian Sparks ACIDITY : 9.47 g/L

PEAK DRINKING : Drinking well now or cellar for up to 6 years.


Riverina, NSW


Intense dried apricot, marmalade, crème brulée and peach notes also evident. Almond and biscuity characters show through from the high quality French Oak.


Intense flavours of lemon marmalade, dried apricot and mango are found, with nuances of peach, red apple and exotic lantana fruit flavours. Excellent complexity and length derived from the French Oak is highlighted with an excellent balance of sugar and acidity providing weight and length.


James Halliday
2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

Deep golden-yellow; incredibly rich and luscious, but not heavy; botrytis provides the necessary cut and complexity, acidity gives the balance. To 2019