Canberra And Region Wine Show Raises A Glass To Hilltops Wines

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix


IMAGE: Hilltops’ Hungerford Hill takes top honours at Canberra and Region Wine Show.

Where better to celebrate the hero wines of the NSW Hilltops region than the nation’s capital?

The Royal National Capital Agricultural Society organisers of the Canberra and Region Wine Show this year created a new perpetual showcase trophy for Best Hilltops Wine to honour the memory of Peter Robertson, founder of the region’s original Barwang Vineyard.

This year’s Best Hilltops Wine went to Hungerford Hill Hilltops Tempranillo 2022 who took home the inaugural Hilltops Vineyards Association perpetual Peter Robinson Trophy for the 2022 Hilltops Wine of the Year.

Allandale Pinot Gris 2022 took home the trophy for Best Pinot Gris/Grigio, while Ballinaclash Ned Touriga Nacional 2022 and Moppity Vineyards Lock and Key Shiraz 2021 were also among the trophy and gold medal winning wines for the year.

Show organisers were delighted with hte Hilltops region representation this year, with over a third of the show entries origination from the Hilltops GI, the officially designated cool NSW wine region surrounding Young, Boorowa and Harden.

Hilltops Wine President, Brian Mullany said this year’s Hilltops alliance with the Canberra and Region Wine Show was a significant initiative for the region, a terrific opportunity to benchmark and highlight the calibre of our wines.

“Significantly, too, this year the dual red trophies have been awarded to one of the Hilltops Associate wine companies, Hungerford Hill, and to a non-traditional red variety,” Mr Mullany said.

“Increasingly, winemakers from other regions are realising that our cool, elevated rolling hills are producing versatile prestige quality grapes.”

Organisers confirmed that over 60 per cent of the Hilltops GI entries scored a medal, further enhancing the region’s reputations.

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