Hilltops Meats is located in the town of Young, which is fortunate to be surrounded by prime lamb and cattle growing areas. As a result Hilltop Meats is well positioned to ensure reliability of beef and lamb supply to meet our customers’ demands but further allows reliable delivery of our processed products to Sydney, Australia’s main gateway to the rest of the world.
“The Grog Shed ” – stocks Cherry wine and the famous Wombat Widdle. None of the wines or liqueurs have any artificial preservatives or additives and will keep for years after being opened. List of their liquors:
Yandilla Mustard Seed Oil Pty. Ltd is a family company operating in the countryside around Wallendbeen, south of Young, specialising in the production of cold pressed mustard seed oil and all things mustard. They are also internationally recognised as the world’s first cold-pressed, low erucic acid mustard oil industry. Mustard seed oil has a pleasant nutty flavour and is not hot or ‘mustardy’. It is cold pressed from the whole seed, with no heat treatment, and is then filtered through cotton and paper, and bottled. Mustard seed oil retains the characteristic colour, aroma and taste of the oil on the parent seed during processing and the hot elements (or the pungent taste) do not enter the oil during pressing. The oil contains no additives or preservatives and has a low saturated fat content. It is also high in both monounsaturated and omega-3 fats.
Set in the heart of historic Murrumburrah, Heggaton Arthouse offers three beautifully appointed self contained apartments.
Heggaton Arthouse was built during the late 1800’s and is of Victorian Architecture. It was originally built for Dr Rupert Heggaton as his doctors’ surgery. All apartments are luxuriously appointed and have been quoted as being the best hidden gem in Murrumburrah.
Restaurants, boutique cafes and unique retail outlets surround this accommodation outlet to add to your tourism experiences.
Peace, quiet and tranquilly like you have never felt. Less than 1.5 hours from Canberra and only 3.5 hours from Sydney, Colenso is perfectly located for your country break. Close to Boorowa, Young and Harden, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of your beautiful surroundings whilst being able to experience the best of what our region has to offer, including easy access to orchards, wineries and art galleries.
Colenso offers two beautifully appointed country accommodation options: Colenso Country Retreat, a comfortable farmhouse that sleeps 8 and our latest addition Walker’s Cottage, a stunning newly renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage. Both properties are fully self catering and even your pets are welcome – just bring your own animal bedding as they are not allowed on the furniture.
Meals can be arranged as well: simply contact our gourmet caterer Fran who will deliver to your door with prior notice.
Winning a host of awards, the Donges Supa IGA is well known for their support of the Hilltops Region food, wine and fruit producers and the local community.
Donges Supa IGA stock a great range of locally grown wines, highly reputable award winning wines such as grove estate, freeman wines, Ballinaclash, Moppity’s lock and key, lindsays, Lockwood, Chalkers crossing and hilltops
Grove Estate Wines was established in 1989 by the Flanders, Kirkwood and Mullany families with the aim of producing premium cool climate wine grapes.
The Cellar Door, situated 5km from Young on the Murringo Road and is open for tastings and sales daily from 9am – 4.30pm. Please feel free to call into the Cellar Door and experience alltheir wines available and Cellar Door Specials.
Since 1989, over 40 hectares of vines have been planted including the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel, Barbera, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Semillon & Nebbiolo just to name a few.
Their winemakers have shone over the years with numerous awards and trophy’s and are no stranger to show success, including “Best Red Wine” at the Sydney International Wine Competition (from over 2,000 entries), Best Medium Bodied Red Wine, Best Wine from Lesser known Variety. In a coup Grove Estate won a highly coveted Gold Medal at the Prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London.
Their newest addition to the Grove Estate wine list is a Sparkling Wine. This wine has been made by one of the leading champagne houses in Australia – Cassegrain Wines. As it turns out, the moderate cool climate and red granite soils are perfectly suited to complex wines with bright flavours and clear varietal characters such as our Sparkling wine.
For the 3rd consecutive year Grove Estate has been named as the “Star Cellar Door” for our region by “Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine” Australia’s Best Cellar Doors, with the country’s top wine writers travelling through over 40 prominent wine regions to name their favourite cellar doors, from small to large.
The Young Federation Motor Inn is the only 4 Star luxury accommodation in Young. It is centrally located in the heart of Young and is adjacent to the Young Services Club. It is also close to local attractions, wineries, orchards and the local site of the nineteenth century Gold mining Town. Pamper yourself in one of their 30 luxuriously appointed suites – all with queen sized beds for your comfort and 8 with their own private spa bath. Unwind by the saltwater swimming pool with its sundeck and cabana – a great place for a light lunch. Enjoy a hearty country breakfast in your suite with room service on call throughout the day, and laundry and dry cleaning services are also available.
For relaxation their suites have a mini bar and beverage facilities, Sky Channel, Foxtel and Club Keno. To keep in touch with your office, they offer direct dial STD/ISD phones and internet connection. For entertainment for the whole family the Young Services Club is right across the road and offers a Cafe, Bistro, Restaurant, bars and sporting facilities. Charge back facilities for Club food and beverages can be arranged to your account. The Motel also has convention and function room services available. They can also arrange packages that can include accommodation and meals.
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Spring Creek Grove is owned and managed by partners Karen Hawley and John Speight. Karen has a background in public health (nursing) and John has an environmental consultancy background. Their approach to grove management and oil production is strongly influenced by our education and previous careers.
The grove was planted in the late 1990’s. They moved from Sydney for a tree change, and bought the grove in early 2012 and have been rejuvenating it since then. They have approximately 1000 olive trees; Frantoio and Manzanillo varieties. Their trees are used for “Curious Fox” branded olive oil production, although they may trial table olives in the future.
Moppity Vineyards is a flagship producer of the Hilltops region and recently rocketed to prominence having claimed some of the most coveted prizes in winemaking, both in Australia and overseas.
The 170 acre vineyard sits at the highest elevation in the Hilltops and the 37 year old vines are among the oldest in the region. Moppity vineyards won over 90 trophies and medals since 2009 and produced fruit for the ’09 Jimmy Watson winner. No wonder Campbell Mattinson has heralded Moppity as “a rising star of top-end Australian wine”.
Opening in 2016 – Moppity Cellar Door and Restaurant.
Wine Groups are advised to contact Moppity Vineyards. Tastings can be made by appointment.
The Country Providore Cafe is a hub of coffee, food and a relaxed atmosphere!
Enjoy a creamy cappuccino, a lovely latte or a fabulous flat white; we use award-winning Forsyth coffee for the perfect cup. We also do hot chocolates! Partner with a delicious homemade cake, slice or muffin; some favourites are orange syrup cake, caramel slice and chocolate brownies!
Here at The Country Providore Cafe, we serve breakfast and light meals seven days a week, and to suit your mood we have several seating options; inside, courtyard or alfresco style out on our footpath. We offer take-away on most menu items, a “young adults” menu and gluten free options.
If you don’t have time to cook at home, take home a pre-prepared meal, or order a cake to suit your special occasion. Need a gift for a foodie friend? Check out our range of food related gifts, such as Murray River Pink Salt and local olive oils, jams and relishes.
The Country Providore Cafe is open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-2:30pm and Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm. Bookings essential if planning a large group.
Pick your own Orchard, Vineyard and Cellar Door Est.1965
Cellar door wine tastings, and pick your own cherries, plums & apricots. Friendly, family run orchard & vineyard, no entry fee (you pay for what you pick), shady picnic area & free electric BBQ, farm gate shop selling fresh fruit (including cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches & plums in season), jams, sauces, honey, prunes & our award winning wines, as well as cold drinks, cherry pies, cherry ice-creams, cherry ice-blocks. Coaches welcome by appointment.
Open 7 days in cherry season from 8am to 5pm (other times, by appointment)
5km south of Young.
Wilkie’s Cottage was an existing restaurant reopened by Wendy Scriven and Lauren Walker in Wombat NSW in 2010 which put them on the map as a fresh food destination with a wide range of local and Australian made produce and gift wares and local art.
Then in 2012 they decided to make a move to put them in the middle of things in Young and they opened Wilkie’s Cottage Cafe & Pantry to rave reviews and have been going strong ever since.
With something on the menu for everyone from vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free and soy options available we can cater to almost everyone’s needs.
Function catering also available
Boutique vineyard producing premium quality wines based on organic viticultural practices and specialising in the Nebbiolo and Shiraz varieties. Weekend & Public Holiday cellar door in Murringo Village at the Taubman & Webb Trading Post or by appointment at the Vineyard.
Mayfield Mews is a site of local historic significance. Just 1km off the Hume highway, the Mews operates out of the original 150 year old coach house and stables. Henry Lawson lived for 14 years on and off at the adjacent Mayfield House, with his aunt Phoebe Stear, who was married to Richard Stear. The Stears’ at the time owned the General Store next door which currently remains a significant building.
Mayfield Mews has a small café offering light refreshments to serve with their exceptional air roasted coffee blend which rates as the Number 1 coffee in NSW. (whereismycoffee.com.au) Real milk shakes are served in aluminium cups with paper straws, not only nostalgic, but deliciously cold.
Enjoy the delightful garden centre and discover bespoke sculptures made by local and regional artists. The gift centre offers high quality
Welcome to Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory where every day is a great day!
Poppa’s is open seven days a week offering guests a wide range of locally and freshly made jams and chutneys.
For the sweet toothed there is a huge range of delicate chocolates and tempting lollies as well as their well known freshly made fudge. All the fudges, jams and chutneys from Poppas Fudge Factory are made in store from fresh produce.
We also offer a huge range of giftware and homeware for the ideal present or addition to your home.
Poppa’s can also organise catering for 300 people; for morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. Coaches are welcome. Poppa’s can also arrange picnic hampers packed full or homemade produce. Simply call and order the day before.