HILLTOPS AWARD-WINNING WINES SHINE

Great prelude story from ABOUT REGIONAL showcasing the top producers in the Hilltops wine region… It precedes the imminent announcement of the 2020 Hilltops Wine of the Year and trophy-winners of the 2020 NSW Wine Awards.

Check it out here….

https://aboutregional.com.au/hilltops-wines-strike-gold-in-nsw-wine-awards/

The rolling vineyards of the NSW Hilltops wine region are producing trophy-winner wines.  Look for cabernets, shiraz, nebbiolo, sangiovese and more… PIC: Courtesy FREEMAN Vineyards.

HILLTOPS WINE NEW PRESIDENT

Hilltops Inc., the representative organisation for the NSW Hilltops wine region, has a new President, Brian Freeman, vigneron, winemaker and proprietor of FREEMAN Vineyards.

Brian was previously professor of wine science at Charles Sturt University and established his family vineyard in the Hilltops region near Young in 1999. Brian has taught many Australian winemakers and his first wine under the FREEMAN brand was released in 2004.

‘The Hilltops is still a relatively young wine region, rapidly growing a reputation for both wine quality and versatility. So many red varieties thrive in this cool, elevated location, from shiraz and cabernet to nebbiolo and sangiovese.

‘More and more wine explorers are finding their way here, visiting our cellar doors and discovering our award-winning wines.’

Brian takes over from grape grower Peter Creyke, dedicated President of the association for the past eight years.

http://www.hilltopswine.com.au

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2021 HIGH FIVES HILLTOPS VIGNERONS

Two Hilltops wine producers are rated a prestigious FIVE STARS in the just published HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2021 – drum roll for FREEMAN VINEYARDS and MOPPITY VINEYARDS.  Two other vineyards are also included – Barwang and Grove Estate.

Of particular note is the varietal diversity of the top-rated – mostly red wines – from the region’s classic varietal heroes Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to Tempranillo, Merlot, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese.

The Companion tasting team assessed over 9000 wines from over 1100 wineries.

http://www.moppity.com.au

http://www.freemanvineyards.com.au