1940: John Younie Tulloch dies and is succeeded by his son Hector. Most of the production was fortified wine, generally sold to large wholesalers.

1941: The McWilliams family buy the remaining half of Mount Pleasant and continue to employ O'Shea as manager and wine-maker.

1944: Jay Tulloch is born, son of Hector.

1946: Maurice O'Shea plants Lovedale & Rosehill vineyards.

1946: The Tyrrell family buy Mr Hipwell's Broke Road property which they use for grazing