Articles by Theo Courier

Winemakers optimistic despite shortage

Hills winemakers are optimistic about this year’s vintage despite a nation-wide shortages of a key winemaking ingredient.Diammonium phosphate (DAP) is a nitrogen-based ingredient commonly used…

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$100,000 high-tech farming robot has a bug

A $100,000 high-tech robot is assisting Hills farmers in their fight against invasive bugs and pests which could be infecting their crops.The eight week deployment…




New beginnings

In late 2021 my long-term boss and mentor, Ian Osterman, arrived at work and told me something I had hoped I wouldn’t hear from him…


Things fall apart

In the words of WB Yeats ‘Things fall apart’, and it appears that William Butler got that absolutely spot on. I’ll put on a shirt…


Holly leaves school on a high

Eighteen-year-old Holly Schutz from Upper Hermitage earned herself a SACE commendation following a year of high academic performance, extracurricular activities and fundraising efforts for the…


More awards for Hills wines

Awards continue to pour in for Hills wineries, including Wicks Estate at Woodside, following a “cracker” 2021 vintage across the region.Last month the Royal Melbourne…



Medal recognises 10 CFS volunteers

They bravely put their lives on the line during the 2019/20 bushfires in SA, Qld and NSW, now many Hills volunteers are to be acknowledged…