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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.