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.
Freeman Vineyards is a small, specialist family winery, established in 1999 by Dr Brian Freeman. Twenty two different varieties are grown on the 57-hectare estate, including Australia’s only plantings of corvina and rondinella, the classic Amarone varieties from the Veneto region of northern Italy, these Amarone wines are the inspiration for our Secco. The Italians dry all the grapes for 3 months to produce intense full bodied wines know for their aging capabilities. Our age release 2004 has twice won the trophy for the best mature red wine at the NSW Wine Awards.
Rondinella is also used to produce a savoury rosé, Rondo, made using the classic saignée method, draining the juice after a short time in contact with the grape skins, producing a pale salmon-hued, spicy rosé.
Fortuna is a field blend of five varieties produced from over 35-year-old low-yielding vines. It is inspired by the aromatic white wines of two regions of northern Italy – Friuli and Alto Adige, a textural wine crafted from pinot gris, riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and aleatico. Nebbiolo, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz are also produced from estate grown fruit.
Group tastings by appointment
“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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pick your own Orchard, Vineyard and Cellar Door Est.1965
Cellar door wine tastings, and pick your own cherries & 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.