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2021 HILLTOPS WINE OF THE YEAR

2021 HILLTOPS WINE OF THE YEAR

Hilltops Wine Awards 2021:  Winners of Peter Robertson Trophy - Jill and Michael Bynon, Corang Estate.HILLTOPS HERO2021 WINE OF THE YEAR – CORANG ESTATE HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2019The Hilltops wine region is arguably best known for its shiraz grapes and wines, and again this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

HILLTOPS ASSOCIATION NEWS

HILLTOPS ASSOCIATION NEWS

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...

HILLTOPS HIGHLIGHTED

HILLTOPS HIGHLIGHTED

The Hilltops Region may constitute just 2% of NSW vineyards but according to sommelier Samantha Payne the region is nothing less than “small but mighty.”  Punching enough weight to score a double-page spread in this month’s Australian Gourmet Traveller.  Samantha’s...

HILLTOPS TRIO IN AUSTRALIAN TOP WINERIES

HILLTOPS TRIO IN AUSTRALIAN TOP WINERIES

Loud clapping deserved for the three NSW Hilltops wine companies that made the top tier grade in the just announced prestigious 2021 Real Review AUSTRALIAN TOP WINERIES collection. They are FREEMAN Vineyards, specialising in Italian inspired wines, Grove Estate that...

TOP CELLAR DOORS

TOP CELLAR DOORS

Gourmet Traveller Wine annually awards Australia's Top Cellar Doors... and the 2021 Hilltops NSW winners are: STAR Cellar Door: Ballinaclash BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE: Freeman Vineyards BEST LARGE Cellar Door: Grove Estate BEST SMALL Cellar Door: Trandari Be sure to...

TOP CELLAR DOORS

HILLTOPS WEATHER REPORT

Fortunately the recent severe weather system largely skirted the NSW Hilltops Region. The white varieties had already been harvested, with vignerons reporting good quality and yields for pinot gris, chardonnay and prosecco.  And the earlier ripening reds like...