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Hungerford Hill's Hilltops History

by James Kirby | July 15, 2015
Hungerford Hill's Hilltops History

The Hilltops region is 150km West of Canberra, centred on the town of Young. The region was pioneered by Peter Robinson who planted the Barwang vineyard in 1969. This was later sold to McWilliams.  Peter’s son Simon has been the consulting viticulturist to Hungerford Hill for most of the last 13 years.

Hungerford Hill first released a Young Cowra Cabernet Sauvignon in 1994. I still have a couple of bottles in my cellar, and at my last tasting a couple of years ago this wine was still drinking well. The “Young” name didn’t sell well so the region was renamed Hilltops in the mid 90’s.

Hungerford Hill has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon from Hilltops ever since, the stand-out vintages being 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013. We are now exploring Shiraz and other varietals from this exciting region!

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