Since our very first vintage in 1990 our commitment has been to make exceptional wine that excites and intrigues the palate.

James Halliday

James Halliday is the preeminent wine writer in Australia. Every year his annual wine companion is eagerly awaited by novice and experienced wine lovers alike as he rates both wines and wineries. Recognised early as 5-black star winery we have held the highest ranking as both a 5-red star and a red-named winery since 2009. This is the highest rating achievable and we are one of only 100 wineries to have garnered this honour. We are delighted to be held in such high esteem as recognition of our position as a leading winery in Australia.

In the 2020 edition Scotchmans Hill have 15 of our Estate wines rated 94 points or above and a total of 19 wines rated over 90 points.

Melbourne Wine Show

The largest in Australia, The Melbourne Wine Show is open to wines made from all over the country. Although it is always nice to win a medal, (which we have done many times), our real interest lies in benchmarking our wines against both our peers and other regions, as we are always striving to improve.

Victorian Wine Show

This show is solely for Victorian wines and allows us to bench mark ourselves against other wines from within the state. This includes our 2018 Trophy for Best Rose in Show.

Regional Wine Shows

Ballarat and Geelong Wine Shows – (smaller shows with entries mainly from the regions of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, the Grampians and the Pyrenees)

These shows are a great opportunity to benchmark locally. At the most recent Geelong Wine Show Scotchmans Hill was awarded WINE OF SHOW and bedt Pinot Noir for our 2017 Cornelius Norfolk Vineyard Pinot Noir and our 2019 Swan Bay Rose was also awared a Gold Medal.