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Hilltops Wine Region in Southern NSW

Hilltops Wine Region This wine region is part of the Southern New South Wales Zone, along with the nearby regions of Canberra District, Gundagi and Tumbarumba.

Hilltops surrounds the regional town of Young, which is also known as a horticultural centre especially for cherries and prunes.Adsense right

Young was a gold producing area in the 1800s and like many other Gold towns it had a wine industry established The modern era of winemaking in the area dates back to the establishment of the Barwang Vineyard in 1969. It is now owned by the large McWilliams wine company, but there is aslo a good representation of smaller operators in the region.

The altitude of the region, around 450 m, and its inland position provide good conditions for the production of quality wines. The reputation of the region is steadily growing. I believe it has a bright future along with the regions of Cowra and Orange in the Central Ranges zone to the north.

  • Ballinaclash Wines Viognier
  • Barwang Pinot gris
  • Binbilla Viognier
  • Freeman Vineyards Aleatico, Corvina, Pinot gris, Rondinella, Tempranillo, Viognier
  • Grove Estate Wines Barbera, Nebbiolo, Petit verdot, Sangiovese, Viognier, Zinfandel
  • Moppity Vineyards Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Viognier
  • Trandari Nebbiolo
  • Woodonga Hill Gewurztraminer, Meunier, Touriga

Visiting the Hilltops Wine Region

This region is worth a trip in its own right, or you can combine it with trips top nearby regions such as Orange or Cowra. to the north or to the Canberra wine district to the south.

The township of Young has a range of accommodations options.

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