The small, effectively dry-grown vineyard was established by Graeme and Joy Sweet, who ultimately sold it to David and Tanya Bryant. The pinot noir, chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon grown on the property were of the highest quality and, when Coldstream Hills was in its infancy, were particularly important resources for it. For some years the wines were made by Phillip Jones (Bass Phillip), but the winemaking is now carried out onsite by David and Tanya. Unfortunately wines were not received for the 2020 Wine Companion, the winery rating has been retained. Exports to Singapore.
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.