Hilltops Wines Shine

“This region may sit under the radar, but it’s not one to overlook.”

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2020

Hilltops Wine of the Year

The Peter Robertson Trophy celebrates the region’s Best Wine…

2020    MCWILLIAM’S 1877 HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2018

2019    MCWILLIAM’S 660 RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018

2018    CALABRIA COOL CLIMATE SHIRAZ 2016

2017    BALLINACLASH EDWARD SHIRAZ 2016

2016    MOPPITY ESTATE SHIRAZ 2015

2015    GROVE ESTATE CELLAR BLOCK SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2014

2014    FREEMAN NEBBIOLO 2012

 

Hilltops Wine Shine Gold & Stars

Just some of our region’s star performers…

BALLINACLASH TOM CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019

  • TROPHY FOR BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NSW WINE AWARDS 2020
  • TROPHY BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON, HILLTOPS WINE AWARDS 2020

FREEMAN ALTURA VINEYARD NEBBIOLO 2016
‘Australian nebbiolo is starting to come of age, and this is a fine example.’
92 POINTS, THE REAL REVIEW

GROVE ESTATE SOMMITA NEBBIOLO 2018
‘Fantastic release.’ HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2021 – 95 POINTS

BALLINACLASH NED TOURIGA 2018
TOP GOLD, INTERNATIONAL COOL CLIMATE WINE SHOW 2019

MOPPITY ESCALIER SHIRAZ 2016
GOLD MEDAL, ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS 2018

MOPPITY RESERVE CABERNET 2016
BEST CABERNET TROPHY, NSW WINE AWARDS 2018

BALLINACLASH EDWARD SHIRAZ 2016
CHAMPION TROPHY, CANBERRA & REGION WINE SHOW 2017
BEST RED, NSW SMALL WINEMAKERS AWARDS 2017

LOCK & KEY RESERVE SHIRAZ 2016
BEST NSW SHIRAZ, GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ CHALLENGE 2017

LOCK & KEY SHIRAZ 2015
BEST SINGLE VINEYARD WINE OF SHOW, ROYAL HOBART WINE SHOW 2017

Medallist Hilltops NSW Wines are available from the Hilltops Region Wine Cellar at the Young Visitor Information Centre, Anderson Street, Young.

For more information about the numerous awards won by the Hilltops Wine Growers please visit their individual websites.

Awards & Recognition

Hilltops is increasingly acknowledged as a wine region to watch.  Innovative viticulture and winemaking combine with rustic cellar doors and rolling vineyards to attract wine explorers keen to discover top calibre, great value wines.  Sommeliers too are recognising the diversity and appeal of the region’s wines, especially the reds.

Two wineries are rated a prestigious 5 Stars in the Halliday Wine Companion 2021 – FREEMAN Vineyards and Moppity Vineyards.