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Hilltops is one of the state’s most exciting newer wine regions. The Hilltops wine region is located on the South West slopes of NSW surrounding the towns of Boorowa, Harden and Young.

The cool climate conditions in the Hilltops region enable the production of elegant red wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, both displaying typical seductive aromas, flavour intensity and proven ageing capabilities.

Successful white wines include Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc which exhibit crisp and fruity characteristics.

The first vines were planted as early as the 1860s. More recently several vineyards have been planted to Italian origin varieties, including Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. All have adapted extremely well to the Hilltops terroir, as has the Spanish variety Tempranillo.

Useful Contacts

NSW Wine Industry Partners

Upcoming Events

Fri 10 November 2023

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch at ICC Sydney and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2023.


12 February 2024

Sydney Trade Tasting ~ Golden Wines

After first NSW Wine Sydney Trade Tasting of 2024 will take place on Monday 12th February (2.30 – 5.30pm) in a central CBD location, and will be focusing on wineries that won Gold at the 2023 NSW Wine Awards.

March to June 2024

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

The next NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards will open in March 2024. To find out more about these Awards and see who were the 2023 #nswwinestar click below.

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