HILLTOPS OPENING CELLAR DOORS

HILLTOPS OPENING CELLAR DOORS

Heading to the NSW Hilltops for fresh air, wide open spaces and some wine exploring? Wine Tastings for all NSW residents (and hopefully soon all interstate travellers) recommence at our friendly Cellar Doors during November. All require pre-booking, have Covid-Safe Plans and require guests to be double-vaxed.

Ballinaclash: Open from 13 Nov – Christmas.

FREEMAN Vineyards: From 1 November

Grove Estate: Open Now. Seated.

Lockwood Vineyard: From 1 November

Trandari Vineyard: From 4 December

TIPTOE THROUGH THE HILLTOPS

TIPTOE THROUGH THE HILLTOPS

Seeking alternatives for a NSW mini-break? Well, DELICIOUS magazine has a suggestion.
And it hasn’t anything to do with tulips…
The 20th birthday edition features a come hither travel story entreating readers to head to the #HilltopsRegion… to explore winding country roads, rustic Cellar Doors, Pick-Your-Own Fruit, great pubs, cafés, bakeries…comfy cottages…bush walks…  What are you waiting for?

Cellar Doors:  Ballinaclash, Chalkers Crossing, FREEMAN Vineyards, Grove Estate, Trandari

www.hilltopswine.com.au

HILLTOPS TOPS REAL REVIEW TOP VALUE WINE AWARDS

HILLTOPS TOPS REAL REVIEW TOP VALUE WINE AWARDS

The Real Review has just published its annual TOP VALUE Australian Wine List... and loud clapping is deserved for several Hilltops wine producers.
The big gongs go to FREEMAN Vineyards and Grove Estate for topping their varietal categories, wines chosen from producers across Australia rated best value up to $25.

NO.1 TOP VALUE Rosé:  FREEMAN Vineyards Rondo Rosé 2020

www.freemanvineyards.com.au

NO.1 TOP VALUE Shiraz:  Grove Estate Shiraz 2020

www.groveestate.com.au

Other Hilltops wines earning Top Value recognition, notably for Shiraz, are Calabria Pierre D’Amour Shiraz 2018 and McWilliams 660 Reserve Shiraz 2018.

HILLTOPS WINE PARTNERS ANNOUNCED

HILLTOPS WINE PARTNERS ANNOUNCED

HILLTOPS WINE announces a new partnership with both ACT and NSW based wine companies that feature Hilltops GI wines in their portfolios.  The new Wine Associates all market wines from the Hilltops Region.  Eligible wines are required to be made from grapes sourced from the Hilltops Region (85%) and must carry the denomination Hilltops on their labels.

‘The Hilltops is still one of Australia’s best kept wine secrets, so we decided to invite our wine partners to join us in an endeavour to grow awareness of the diversity and quality of our region’s grapes and wine’, said President Brian Freeman.
‘The response has been really pleasing and will I am sure ultimately bring more wine explorers to our region, as they make the connection between a Cabernet or Sangiovese they may buy in Sydney, Melbourne or the Hunter Valley, that originates from the Hilltops.’

For a list of currently available Hilltops Associate wines go to:  https://www.hilltopswine.com.au/wine-associates