The Hilltops Region (near Young) in NSW is increasingly seen as Australia’s ‘Little Italy’…for grapes. Think Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, Rondinella and Corvina – and most recently Fiano. Hear more about the origins of the region’s affinity for these varieties and wines on this podcast. Compere Jillian Upton of The Australian Wine Show talks with Brian Freeman founder of FREEMAN Vineyards…
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 country roads, rustic Cellar Doors, Pick-Your-Own Fruit, great pubs, cafés, bakeries…comfy cottages…bush walks… What are you waiting for?
Cellar Doors: Ballinaclash, Chalkers Crossing, FREEMAN Vineyards, Grove Estate, Trandari
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 also features Nebbiolo in its portfolio and Moppity Vineyards.
Another indicator that the Hilltops cool climate region quietly punches above its weight! Visit us soon! www.hilltopswine.com.au
The 2020 NSW Wine Awards have tallied the scores and just announced the Gold Medal winners. From the HILLTOPS the bling goes to…
Ballinaclash 2019 Tom Cabernet Sauvignon
Ballinaclash 2018 John Shiraz
Hungerford Hill 2018 Corvina
McWilliam’s 2018 1877 Shiraz
McWilliam’s 2019 480 Shiraz
Trophy winner announcement yet to come… 23 October.