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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 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...

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 TOPS REAL REVIEW TOP VALUE WINE AWARDS

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 Top...

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...

HILLTOPS TOPS REAL REVIEW TOP VALUE WINE AWARDS

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...

HILLTOPS TOPS REAL REVIEW TOP VALUE WINE AWARDS

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...

HILLTOPS TOPS REAL REVIEW TOP VALUE WINE AWARDS

FINDING FIANO

Hilltops vignerons are among grape growers innovating to accommodate changing climate. And one white variety that is showing serious promise is Fiano [fee-ah-no] An immigrant from southern Italy, it is acknowledged as a versatile variety that likes the Hilltops region...

BALLINACLASH BOUTIQUE SHOW TROPHY

BALLINACLASH BOUTIQUE SHOW TROPHY

The year is ending on a high for Ballinaclash. Yes, another trophy for the Ballinaclash Tom Cabernet Sauvignon 2019! This time at the 2020 ANZ Boutique Wine Show where it topped the jam-packed Cabernat Sauvignon class that attracted over 80 entries. Two other Hilltops...