The Hilltops region is located around the town of Young in Southern NSW and is known for its cool climate conditions. The Tumbarumba region is located at the foot of the Snowy Mountains, one of the most remote wine-growing regions in NSW
Chalkers Crossing commissioned its state-of-the-art winery just north of Young, New South Wales, in March, 2000 - just in time for vintage. The winery has all the modern wine-making equipment necessary to produce the highest possible quality of wine from its grapes.
Winemaker Celine Rousseau was born in France, studied in Paris and trained in Bordeaux. She gained experience in Bordeaux, Champagne, St Emilion and Languedoc in France, and in the Margaret River and Perth Hills in Western Australia before coming to the Hilltops Region in 2000 for the first Chalkers Crossing vintage.
Celine became an Australian citizen in 2002. Celine's skills and experience are evident in the quality of our wines and recognised by the awards they have received.
Nose: Nectarine aromas
Palate: Stone fruit and mineral flavours. The palate is elegant, fine, long and intense with almost invisible vanilla oak characters on the finish
Style: 100% fermentation in French oak barriques with 25% new oak barriques then maturation for 14 months
Serve with: Seafood, white meat and cheeses
Best drinking: Now to 2021
Closure: Screw cap