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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

18 May 2022

Riesling Royale Masterclass

SOLD OUT - NSW Department of Primary Industry in collaboration with NSW Wine would like to invite you to attend the 2022 Riesling Royale Masterclass on 18th May at the QT Hotel Canberra


May, June, July 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 1 focuses on the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, the Canberra District & Orange, with additional Parts taking place later in the year. For more info email:


June 2022

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

Entries for the 2022 NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards open on 24 March and close on 19 April. To find out more about these Awards and see who was a 2021 #nswwinestar click below.

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September 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will open in July 202, with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in September.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2022