The Hilltops Vineyards Association AGM this week re-elected Brian Freeman, founder of FREEMAN Vineyards, as President.  His report highlighted both the achievements and challenges of 2021 – characterful wines from the 2021 vintage, followed by an unusually wet autumn and winter impacting pruning work.

New viticulture research was flagged as were plans for reinvigoration of regional Hilltops wine tourism when border and travel restrictions ease and Cellar Doors can again swing open wide.

Hilltops wines were featured recently in Gourmet Traveller and the Grapegrower & Winemaker – our region and its wines reaching more discerning wine lovers.