The Outback, Broken Hill. Credit: Maxime Coquard;Destination NSW
View of New England. Credit: Destination NSW; Murray Vanderveer
Kiama, South Coast. Credit: Destination NSW; Murray Vanderveer
Hilltops Food and Wine
The Hilltops wine region on the south western slopes of the Great Dividing Range is centred around the townships of Boorowa, Harden and Young. Aside from its powerful cool-climate wines, of which cabernet sauvignon and shiraz are the most highly regarded, Young is also known as the cherry capital of Australia.
Food and wine in the Hilltops
The regions high altitude, coupled with long summer and autumn seasons, provide excellent ripening conditions resulting in intense-flavoured wines. Sample them at the Hilltops Regional Cellar Door which pours a selection of 60 wines from 12 local producers in one convenient location. Tour the area by car and visit local wineries such as Chalkers Crossing, Grove Estate and Lindsays Woodonga Hill.
The Bluestill Distillery produces a unique range of hand-crafted Australian spirits including vodka, bourbon, gin, rum, brandy and cherry port. The distillery overlooks the Young township and has an on-site caf and art gallery, making it a popular destination to enjoy a break.