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The Hilltops

Young is at the centre of the Hilltops wine region, which is gaining a reputation for premium reds from cabernet sauvignon to shiraz. The neighbouring towns, Boorowa and Harden, are also part of this region that’s famous for its fresh produce, particularly cherries and other stone fruit from plums to nectarines, apricots, peaches, apples and figs.

Wine grapes were first planted here in the 1800s during the gold rush era; today, the region has 13 wine producers and five cellar doors. Wines from Hilltops have a distinctive cool-climate character but at the same time are full and rich in flavour.

The Hilltops Region Wine Cellar located in the Young Visitor Information Centre is a great place to enjoy a taste for regional varieties. It showcases 60 wines from local vineyards, in one convenient location. If you’re keen to visit local vineyards, check out Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door, Chalkers Crossing Winery, Grove Estate Wines, Lindsays Woodonga Hill Winery and Moppity Vineyards.

Stock up on local honey from the Harden House of Honey or pick your own fruit fresh from the farm at Petal Falls Orchard and Torry Hill Orchard. You’ll find sweet, juicy cherries are the star attraction at the National Cherry Festival held each cherry season, in December at Young.

Must Do
  • Hilltops Regional Wine Cellar
  • Petal Falls Orchard
  • Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens
  • Young Heritage Town Walk (map from Young Visitor Information Centre)
  • Lambing Flat Folk Museum
  • Shamrock Trails  (Boorowa)
  • Wombat Heights Orchard

Food and wine in the Hilltops Region

Lindsays-Woodonga-Hill-Winery-Young
Young is at the centre of the Hilltops wine region, which is gaining a reputation for premium reds from cabernet sauvignon to shiraz. The neighbouring towns, Boorowa and Harden, are also part of this region that’s famous for its fresh produce, particularly cherries and other stone fruit from plums to nectarines, apricots, peaches, apples and figs.

Wine grapes were first planted here in the 1800s during the gold rush era; today, the region has 13 wine producers and five cellar doors. Wines from Hilltops have a distinctive cool-climate character but at the same time are full and rich in flavour.

The Hilltops Region Wine Cellar located in the Young Visitor Information Centre is a great place to enjoy a taste for regional varieties. It showcases 60 wines from local vineyards, in one convenient location. If you’re keen to visit local vineyards, check out Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door, Chalkers Crossing Winery, Grove Estate Wines, Lindsays Woodonga Hill Winery and Moppity Vineyards.

Stock up on local honey from the Harden House of Honey or pick your own fruit fresh from the farm at Petal Falls Orchard and Torry Hill Orchard. You’ll find sweet, juicy cherries are the star attraction at the National Cherry Festival held each cherry season, in December at Young.

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Young, New South Wales, Australia
02 6384422602 63844226
29 Tipperary Lane, Young, NSW

Lockwood is a small family owned and operated vineyard which produces a range of boutique wines. Grapes are hand-picked and all wine making is done using traditional methods including a small basket press. We generally crush between 3-4 tonnes, so each wine is limited to 500-600 litres and each vintage reflects the particular growing conditions of that season.

Tastings by appointment

2935 Scenic Road, Wirrimah Wirrimah 2803
25 Marsden Street, Boorowa NSW 2586

Grass fed, natural meat fresh from our farm to you.

We are a family owned farm offering our grass fed, farm fresh meat to you both online and through our new butcher shop in Boorowa. Get back to real food, meat that is fresh and flavoursome, the way meat used to taste. Join the Moppity experience as we deliver a genuine paddock to plate way of life.

340 Wirrimah Road, Bendick Murrell NSW 2803

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.

Murrumburrah, New South Wales, Australia

The Pastor’s pleasures began in 2008 as the brain child of Kerrie Provan. She wanted to make preserves, jams, pickles and chutneys using as much fruit from the Hilltops region of NSW as she could.

She was not interested in large batch production but small batches that she could monitor and maintain the flavours and quality she was aiming for.

Her cool climate region is already known for its cherries, Young NSW is the largest town in the region. However, the area is also becoming known as a wine grape production area with some of the best Shiraz produced in NSW, bald statement? Just try some.

Anyway: the fruit. Cool climate fruit grows slowly producing fresh ripe fruit flavours with great acid balance. This comes across in the jams she produces; full fruit flavours with a lovely sugar acid balance that makes the palate want to go back for more. These qualities also come through in her chutneys and pickles.

Since making her preserves is not only a small business but also her hobby and passion you as a purchaser can be assured of as high a quality product that love and care can produce.

At the moment most of Kerrie’s preserves are sold at markets, she has the benefit of direct public contact and so instant feedback from her customers. This not only allows her to fine tune her recipes to the public taste but has also brought about her contact with other businesses that after tasting, are happy to stock her products.

What about the name, The Pastor’s Pleasures? A lot of people ask. The name is simply a play on the fact that she lives in an old rectory. From this simple fact you may have realized that Kerrie has a sense of humour, a necessary requirement if you are in business for yourself.

However you can be assured that any purchase you make, either at a market or here online, has been treated with total respect for her ingredients and you the customer.

LOT 224 Colenso Road, Galong NSW 2585, Australia

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.

196 Boorowa Street, Young, New South Wales, Australia

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

143 Boorowa Street, Young, NSW.

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.

Back Wombat Road, Wombat, NSW, 2587, Australia

“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:

  • Cherry Port Wine
  • Limoncello
  • Wombat Widdle
  • Walnut Rum
  • Suger Plum Wine
  • Blood Plum Wine
  • Cherry Finishing Vinegar
254 Marsden Street, Boorowa, NSW

family owned and operated company that specialises in producing premium quality, natural grass fed meat, free of hormones. All of their products come straight from our farm and are delivered direct to your door, guaranteeing freshness, traceability, quality and price efficiency.

Buy direct from a family farm – You won’t be disappointed!!

Olympic Highway, Young, New South Wales, Australia
285 Henry Lawson Way, Young, New South Wales, Australia

Chalkers Crossing commissioned its state-of-the-art winery just north of Young, New South Wales, in March, 2000 – just in time for vintage. The winery has all the modern wine-making equipment necessary to produce the highest possible quality of wine from its grapes. Equipment includes a Vintek pneumatic press; a Bucher crusher / destemmer and must pump; and over 200,000 litres of stainless steel, temperature controlled storage and fermentation tanks. In addition the winery has eight large temperature controlled rooms to provide the winemaker with the ability to control the process at all stages. After a recent upgrade our production capacity has increased from 7,000 to 14,000 cases per year.

Our winemaker is Celine Rousseau. Celine was born in France, studied in Paris and trained in Bordeaux. She gained experience in Bordeaux, Champagne, St Emilion and Languedoc in France, and in the Margaret River and Perth Hills in Western Australia before coming to the Hilltops Region in 2000 for the first Chalkers Crossing vintage.

Celine became an Australian citizen in 2002. Celine’s skills and experience are evident in the quality of our wines and recognised by the awards they have received.

Tastings are available at the Cellar Door Monday – Friday. Groups should contact them and make an appointment and discuss other timings.

 

Old Rifle Range Road, Young NSW 2594
Kingsvale Road, Kingsvale, New South Wales, 2587, Australia
33 Campbell Street, Boorowa, NSW, 2586, Australia
Yandilla, Olympic Highway, Wallendbeen NSW 2588

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.

Moppity Road Young NSW 2594

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.

343 Albury Street, Murrumburrah, New South Wales, Australia

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.

48 Boorowa Street Young 2594
191 Willawong Street, Young, NSW, 2594, Australia

NO PICK YOUR OWN – JUST FRUIT SALES

Willayoung is a family owned and operated property specialising in Tree Ripened Stonefruit. It consists of over 5,500 trees on approximately 8 hectares(20 acres). Purchased in 1988 by Andrew and Helen Ricketts the land was originally the site of Patterson’s Abattoirs which serviced several of Young’s butcheries. The Abattoirs operated until the 1960’s. The land was originally bare ground, apart from a residence, as well as several of the abattoirs’ buildings and yards. These buildings have now disappeared, apart from the slaughterhouse which has been converted to a machinery shed/workshop. After initially operating as a fruit-tree nursery (with a small number of ‘hobby’ fruit trees) there has been a transition to full orchard operation. The final stage of this transition was the establishment of our packing shed in 2002. Fruit picking is delayed until fruit approaches full ripeness, increasing sugar levels, and enhancing flavour. This strategy is applied to all fruit – Apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and figs, as well as table grapes. Situated near Young, on the South West Slopes of New South Wales, Willayoung Orchard is in the heart of this renowned cherry-growing district. For many years Young was the leading cherry-producing area in the Southern Hemisphere. It is not so well-known that Young’s mix of soils and strong summer conditions makes it an ideal environment for production of stonefruit

Back Wombat Road, Wombat, New South Wales, Australia
193 Powderly's Lane, Young Young 2594
Olympic Highway, Young, New South Wales, Australia

Visit Lindsay’s Woodonga Hill Winery and sample their the wine, made and grown locally in the area known as the Hilltops Region. Lindsay’s Woodonga Hill Winery is a pioneering winery in Young and District, with a reputation for medal winning wines. They offer a variety of wine styles reflecting the abundance of potential from grapes and fruit grown in the Hilltops Region. An actual operating boutique winery you have the opportunity to walk and talk with the winemaking staff, while they go about their daily routines around you.Take the time to discuss wine styles and how and why they are suited to different foods. Come join them in their wine passion. Cellar door sales available daily including tours of the winery. Coaches are “by appointment” and more than welcome, group tutored wine tastings can be organised.

109-119 Main Street, Young, NSW, 2594, Australia
02 6382 564402 6382 5644

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.

Click here to check availability and price

“Pleasant View”, Young NSW 2595

GROMARK GENETICS are bred from Elite Poll Dorset Sires.

Rams have specific carcase traits for prime lamb production and a white crimped wool.

Kate Sevier’s YANGOORA GROMARK STUD also measure maternal traits. Rams can be used.

  1. Over Merino ewes as a terminal sire
  2. Over Merino ewes as a preferred maternal sire.
  3. Over First-X ewes as a terminal sire
  4. For self replacing maternal breeding and a terminal wether.

The flock has LAMBPLAN Australian Sheep Breeding Values [ ASBV’s ]for both maternal and terminal traits.

This means rams can be selected for specific enterprises to produce preferred prime lambs for the consumer.

There is stringent on farm biosecurity for animal health.

Please contact Kate for more information.

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