Wine Heros

There is wine in them there Highlands

By Andrew Graham August 17 2013

Andrew GrahamWith grapegrowing history that dates back to 1820, you'd think that the NSW Southern Highlands wine region would get a little more respect. Much of the attraction with this region is that cool climate tag – with altitudes of up to 1000m above sea level, the Southern Highlands enjoys one of the ‘longest growing periods in NSW’.

Such a cool, long growing season makes the region much suitable for the production of delicate and aromatic Pinot Noir and aromatic whites than much of NSW.

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five star Southern Highlands

1 August 2013

The new release James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 has rated Southern Highlands wineries among the best in Australia.

The highest rating of FIVE STARS was awarded to Centennial Vineyards and Tertini Wines. FOUR and HALF STARS was awarded to Cheery Tree Hill and FOUR STARS to Capanno, Cuttaway Hill, Bendooley Estate and Eling Forest wines. THREE STARS were awarded to the up and coming wineries of Meadowcroft Estate, Diamond Creek Estate and Far Ago Hill Wines.

All Southern Highlands wineries scored highly with the traditional cool climate varieties grown in the region. Outstanding scores over 90pts were given for many of the regions sparkling wines, chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir wines. The future for the Southern Highlands wine region looks sparkling as the region continues to score highly with these traditional varieties and styles against the best wineries in Australia.