FREEMAN Vineyards, Hilltops NSW

Making your mark at wine shows can be an elusive challenge for winemakers but those glittering medals do matter, even more so the ‘Best of Class’ trophies.


And there is plenty that sparkles for happy Hilltops vignerons and winemakers from the recent NSW Wine Awards 2023 and the Canberra & Region Wine Show 2023.


The judges at the Canberra & Region Wine Show awarded eight Trophies to Hilltops GI wines, 11 Gold Medals and 15 Silver Medals.


This year’s Canberra Show results are the region’s best ever according to Hilltops Wine President, Brian Mullany, Grove Estate.


‘These accolades endorse both the foresight and commitment of Hilltops vignerons and other region’s winemakers who increasingly are sourcing top quality grapes from our vineyards.’


‘For such a small region to score eight Trophies ranging across widely diverse classes from Dry White Varieties and Blends, to Rosé, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Shiraz posts notice that the NSW Hilltops is evolving to one of Australia’s most exciting wine regions.’

Bryan Currie, Winemaker Hungerford Hill, a Hilltops Associate and multiple trophy-winner