Our Wine List
"This region may sit under the radar but its not one to overlook."
Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Photo by Jane Adams
The aim of our wine bar is simple: we wish to champion the cool climate wines of the Hilltops region.
As such, we offer wine by the glass and by the bottle - and, thankfully, due to regulatory changes we can also offer a limited take-away service too - and we are keeping it simple.
If it is from Hilltops we will endeavour to stock it, within the restraints imposed by us being a regional small bar. If we do not have what you are after then we will also try to bring some in for your next visit.
Hilltops is the Geographical Indicator (what the French call the appellation) designating the specific area where our fantastic wine comes from. Geographers love to make things dense and complex, but the simplest thing is to show you the map. Effectively the Hilltops GI includes the towns of Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah, Wallendbeen, Nubba, Wombat, Kingsvale, Barwang, Murringo, Monteagle and Young.
The Hilltops GI includes the towns of Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah, Wallendbeen, Nubba, Wombat, Kingsvale, Barwang, Murringo, Monteagle and Young.
Within this region are such wine makers as Freeman Vineyards, Moppity Vineyards, Grove Estate, Trandari Wines, Ballinaclash Wines and Fruits, 2586 Wines, Lockwood Vineyard, Lindsays Woodunga Hill Winery, Burrangong Winery and Chalkers Crossing Winery. (The italicised names link you to their own websites). McWilliams also made wines from grapes grown at the historical vineyards at Barwang.
The region also has its own website which contains much information about the wineries, and we encourage you to check it out: Hilltops Wine.
Also, because the grapes grown in the region are so good, many other winemakers beyond the Hilltops region make use of them in their own wines. Look for the label 'Hilltops' on wines from places as diverse as Gundog Estate to Coorong Estate.