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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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161 Henry Lawson Way, Young, New South Wales, Australia

Enjoy panoramic views of Young country-style cuisine, either indoors or al fresco. Great Lunches – Morning & Afternoon Tea, Corporate & Business lunches available, Bus & Tour Companies welcome, childrens play area. Browse through the Art & Craft Gallery

Back Creek Road, Young, New South Wales, Australia
Kingsvale Road, Young, NSW, 2594, Australia
Goldrush Motel, Campbell Street, Young NSW 2594, Australia

Well established 13 unit motel, the Goldrush Motel, Young offers clean, cosy and comfortable country style accommodation at very competitive rates. The motel is a short walk to the main street, attractions, facilities, parks and gardens. Room amenities include Foxtel TV, Wifi internet, microwave, iron, toaster, kettle and reverse cycle air conditioning. The motel also features a small in ground heated pool (Open during warmer months).

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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.

4321-4335 Olympic Highway (South), Young NSW 2594

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.

Kingsvale Road, Kingsvale, New South Wales, 2587, Australia
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.

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.

26 Murringo Gap Road, Murringo, NSW, Australia
02 6384 622402 6384 6224

A museum and tribute centre to the late bushman & whip maker, Syd Bayliss, and to Richard Taubman who has kept his trades and stories alive for over 30 years. The tribute centre also doubles as a cellar door for Trandari Wines, wine tastings are available.

On display are many leather products, artifacts, tools and items used by Syd and Richard. On sale are numerous plaited leather products, hats, boots and much more.

Richard has been a whip maker for 40 years and has always promoted his mentor, Syd Bayliss. The Taubman & Webb Trading Post is the culmination of himself and his wife Leah’s effort to ensure such valuable Australian heritage is preserved.

Open on weekends, public holidays and by appointment.

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
Friends Lane, Young NSW 2594
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.

Harden, NSW, Australia
04076819150407681915
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.

“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.

4 Leake Street, Bowning, New South Wales, Australia

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

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

Poppa's Fudge & Jam Factory, Lovell Place, Young NSW

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.

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.

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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.

 

99 Lovell Street Young NSW 2594
Anderson Park, Young, New South Wales, Australia

The Young Visitor Information Centre is located within the old Railway Station and is home to the Hilltops Regional Wine Cellar. It showcases 60 wines from local vineyards, in one convenient location.

Also available for purchase are Hilltops jams, chutneys, honeys and a large selection of cherry themed merchandise.

Browse the shelves for information on local and state attractions. The friendly staff can assist you with accommodation, events and attraction information. The Centre has ample parking and is walking distance to the CBD.

In addition, the Visitor Information Centre is home to the Burrangong Art Gallery.

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.

Back Wombat Road, Wombat, New South Wales, Australia
33 Campbell Street, Boorowa, NSW, 2586, Australia
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