The small, effectively dry-grown vineyard was established by Graeme and Joy Sweet, and is now owned by Shirley Zhang and family. The high quality pinot noir, chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon grown on the property were particularly important resources when Coldstream Hills was in its infancy. Exports to China.
Hillcrest Vineyard is a micro-boutique maker of individual, classically styled wines. Its owners, David and Tanya Bryant, look to the best producers from the famous French regions of Burgundy and Bordeaux as both their inspiration and benchmark.
The style of the wines is clearly influenced by the art of Old World viticulture and winemaking, yet retains the added element of richness which is a distinctive feature of Australian wines.