Hilltops Wine Producers

“As much character as the people who produce them”

Our Wine Producers all have Vineyards in the Hilltops Region, and are characterised by their diversity.

Ranging from large scale commercial plantings, to smaller boutique enterprises.

Quality is the keynote with wines and fruit sourced from the Hilltops Region regularly attracting major awards.  The classic red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are especially prominent but there is also a growing recognition of the Hilltops Region’s potential for Italian varieties such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Rondinella.

More details are available by clicking on the links below for individual producers, including cellar door access and retail sales.

Grove Estate

Winery is open 7 days a week. With over 20 wines to sample this is an experience not to miss.  The owner and vigneron Brian and his wife Sue are hands on and will take you through a line up of wines rarely seen in Australia. Nebbiolo is the specialty.  Winner of the Gourmet Traveller Wine award for Hilltops Best Cellar Door for the past six years.

Freeman Vineyards

‘Brian Freeman – a former university wine science professor – is doing remarkable things with his eclectic Hilltops vineyard.’
HUON HOOKE, GOOD FOOD GUIDE

Bespoke Cellar Door Tastings of specialist Italian varietal wines available by appointment…

Ballinaclash Wines & Fruit

Cellar Door, Farm Gate Shop and Pick Your Own Cherry Orchard. Award winning wines, jams, sauces, gifts, local products.  Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and 7 days in cherry season.  Ballinaclash, more than just a Cellar Door.

Lockwood Vineyard

“Aged and affordable wine.”  The grapes for Lockwood Wines are hand picked and processed in small batches by traditional European methods, including the use of a small crusher / destemmer and basket press.

Trandari Wines

Specialist producer of premium wines using organic viticultural methods.  We invite you to further explore and appreciate the distinctive quality of Trandari Wines by visiting our cellar door at the Taubman and Webb Trading Post.

Moppity Vineyards

In 2002, Jason and Alecia Brown began their search for a vineyard from which to pursue their dreams of making world class Shiraz.  They now have one of the largest vineyards in the region.

Lindsays Woodonga Hill Winery

Lindsays Wines and Woodonga Hill Winery have been our life, our passion and home since the late seventies where we have raised our four children and produced and developed reputable medal winning wines.

Chalkers Crossing Winery

All of our wines are made at the Chalkers Crossing Winery on Grenfell Road in Young, NSW.  We use traditional methods along with state-of-the-art equipment to create a truly exceptional product.

 

Burrangong Ridge

A new small red wine producer in the region established by the Gleeson family.  Wines available from the Jugiong Wine Cellar.

Barwang Wines

Barwang is a cornerstone vineyard in the Hilltops region.  Founded in 1969 by the Robertson family, and later owned and run by the McWilliams family, it has earned a powerful reputation for its grapes and wines. Since 1990, Barwang has won more than 1,000 medals at Australian and international wine shows.  Barwang has also been recognised as a 5 Red Star Winery by the respected wine writer James Halliday, an honour bestowed on only 3% of Australian wineries.

The Bowman family who has been farming this beautiful area of the Hilltops for seven generations and long-time neighbours to Barwang took over the vineyard at the end of 2021.  They were struck by the incredible water quality on the property, only to discover that the name Barwang means ‘place of water’.  They look forward to preserving this historic major vineyard, continuing to grow superior quality grapes whilst working with some of the country’s best winemakers to continue the Barwang heritage and reputation.