Our vineyard is just north of Tingha (near Armidale) on the spine of the Great Dividing Range in northern NSW. We are on the western edge of the New England Tablelands at an altitude of 900m above sea level. The vines have their roots deeply immersed in the beautiful, deep, red volcanic soils high above the valleys of the MacIntyre & Gwydir Rivers.
We think that the name “Topper’s Mountain” came from brothers E & W Topper who were employees of George Wyndham in the 1850s. At this time George owned “New Valley Station” which included the present day “Topper’s Mountain”.
“Topper’s Mountain” is owned by Mark & Stephanie Kirkby & their daughters & Mark has developed the vineyard from its birth in 1999. The vineyard is a total of 10Ha of which 1.1Ha was planted in spring 2000 & the balance planted in spring 2002.
Huon Hooke rated Topper’s Mountain Nebbiolo 2012 with 95 points as one of the Top 16 wines in NSW
Topper’s Mountain Gewurztraminer 2013 is featured as one of the TOP Wines with 95 points in 2014 : WBM 1/2015 rated by Tyson Stelzer and reviewed by Mike Bennie
Topper’s Mountain Tempranillo 2010 is one of the TOP wines of 2014 in the Winestate Magazine 1/2015
Our 2014 Gewurz just got rated as one of the best examples in the country by Mike Bennie