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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…




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…


It was all white on the night

A Langhorne Creek winemaker has picked up an award at last month’s Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show for one of his top-shelf white wines.Tom Keelan’s…


Push for green housing

Gas mandates on homes within Mt Barker estates are leaving the rapidly expanding township “in the past” a local builder has warned.During December’s council meeting,…