The 2020 Halliday Wine Companion is here
It’s been another standout year for Scotchmans Hill in this years Halliday Wine Companion.
This year we celebrate our highest ever number of wines rated 94 points or above with 15 of our Estate wines taking the top honours.
Retaining our status as a Top 100 Winery in Australia we also continue to hold our status as a 5 Red Star Winery as awarded by Australia’s top wine critic James Halliday.
In addition to this, we also have 19 wines rated 90 points or above, an impressive testament to the skill and dedication of our Winemakers Robin Brockett, Marcus Holt and Peter Armstrong.
Adding to our accolades, a further 15 wines made by Scotchmans Hill for our friends in the region also rated 90 points or above in this year's Companion.
In total, this brings the number of wines with points 90 or above to 34 wines.
To be recognised as a standout winery by James Halliday is an exceptional achievement and cements our place as one of the consistently highest achieving wineries in Australia.
These award-winning results are a considerable accomplishment for our Winery and Vineyard teams. A recognition of the hours spent refining their craft through the summer heat and winter sleet as well as long days and nights during vintage.
An unrelenting dedication to making wines that stand out has led Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett to focus on breakaway winemaking methodologies, such as wild-fermented wines, non-intrusive winemaking and following a philosophy that exceptional winemaking starts in the vineyard.
As Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett always says “Good wine can be made in the winery, but great wine is made in the vineyard.”
Inspired by this year’s results, we are already looking to the future. The newly released 2018 Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay and 2018 Swan Bay Rosé are looking especially promising.
If you’re looking to buy a wine from this year's Wine Companion, we have a recommendation from Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett. The 94 point 2018 Scotchmans Hill Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is intense and lively with tropical fruits, gooseberry with savoury notes on the mid-palate. Tangy acidity rounds out the wine and gives a mouth watering finish.