“Good wine can be made in the winery, but great wine is made in the vineyard. We focus on managing the vineyard to produce the healthiest, clean and intense fruit characters possible”
– Robin Brockett
Robin Brockett – Chief Winemaker
Previously working in the New Zealand wine industry, Robin joined Scotchmans Hill in 1988, as Vineyard Manager. With a degree in Oenology (Winemaking) from Charles Sturt University, Robin took on the responsibilities of Winemaker in 1990. From the original single label, Scotchmans Hill, the Estate has released a further 11 new labels, including the Swan Bay and Cornelius ranges. Instrumental in the growth of Scotchmans Hill, and now the Chief Winemaker, Robin has been active in establishing the Bellarine as a thriving wine region.
Marcus Holt – Senior Winemaker
Marcus commenced at Scotchmans Hill in 2003, starting out as a cellar hand in his first vintage while studying Winemaking at Deakin University. His passion has led him to becoming a Senior Winemaker in 2009. A local Geelong boy through and through, Marcus has a close understanding of what makes the region unique for winemaking.
Peter Armstrong - Winemaker
Peter started out in the finance world before getting the winemaking bug. With close to 20 years in the winemaking industry, Pete has worked vintages in Sonoma Valley in California and at several high-profile wineries in Australia. These include Cape Mentelle and Leeuwin Estate in the Margaret River region before moving to Scotchmans Hill in early 2013.
Sue Echter – Warehouse Manager
Initially joining the Scotchmans Hill Team in 2001 as a vineyard hand, Sue has since moved into the winery where she oversees the warehouse as Warehouse Manager.
Belinda Enders – Vineyard Supervisor
One of our longest serving employees, Belinda has been with Scotchmans Hill for over 23 years. Belinda works in our vineyards as a Vineyard Supervisor, promoting the health and wellbeing of our vines via disease monitoring, canopy management and vine nutrition.
Mark Heba – Vineyard Supervisor
Mark started his time with Scotchmans Hill in 2009 as a vineyard-hand. Since then Mark has moved on to the role of Vineyard Supervisor and is responsible for looking after the use and maintenance of all our machinery.
Bernie O’Dwyer – Vineyard Supervisor
Joining the team in 2001 Bernie initially held the role of gardener at Spray Farm, owned by Scotchmans Hill from 1994 to 2014 (with the vineyards continuing to be leased). Now a Vineyard Supervisor, Bernie overseas the maintenance and running of our irrigation, trellis maintenance and new vineyard development.
Mathew McCarthy: Property Manager
Beginning his time at Scotchmans Hill in 2005 Matt is responsible for the upkeep of our grounds and property. Matt looks after our beautiful gardens at the Cellar Door as well as the broader role of overall property management.