Hilltops Wine Region


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Hilltops Wineries and Vineyards

The Hilltops region is part of the Murray-Darling Basin and centres on the town of Young. The region has cool climate conditions with snow in winter and most rainfall occurring from mid spring to mid autumn. These cool and dry conditions create complex and elegant wines.


In the 1860s, Nichole Jaspprizza a Croatian immigrant, planted the first vines as a means to supply alcohol to the diggers on the goldfields. Since then the Hilltops region has remained one of Australia's most stirring viticultural regions.


There is a large variety of grapes growing here including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Zinfandel. Young is famous for its cherries so there is no wonder that cherry liquor is produced here. Harvest time begins late March and runs to late April.

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