The wines have been tasted, and the results are in!
James Halliday and his team clock up hundreds of hours in the tasting room to bring us their definite guide of wine insights on nearly 10,000 Australian wines from 1237 wineries around Australia.
We’re also thrilled to have retained our highly coveted Five Red Stars, Red Name Winery rating, and Top 100 Winery which ranks us among the top wineries in Australia. This year 13 of our wines scored 94 points or over, and four of those were acknowledged as exceptional value.
A huge congratulations to Robin Brockett, Marcus Holt, Peter Armstrong and our extended winemaking and vineyard team on a fantastic result!
Amongst our successes we are also proud of the points allotted to Scotchmans Hill's Jack and Jill, exclusive on-premise range. With the Pinot Noir and Shiraz scoring 95 points and the Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay scoring 94 points.
Not all of the wines above wines have been released,
the list below provides a list of all current vintages and associated Halliday Points.
WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2016
Our Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett is thrilled to receive the very prestigious 2016 Winemaker of the year award from the Melbourne Cricket Club’s the Long Room Wine and Food Society.
The Long Room Wine and Food Society holds monthly luncheons in the Long Room on the last Wednesday of each month, and has been doing so since its inception in 1987.
Current membership of the Long Room Wine and Food Society is fully subscribed to the maximum limit of 280. There are currently more than 600 on the waiting list, with a wait of up to 25 years to join.
Eight wineries participate in these lunches every year, and members vote on their favourite winery for the year. Scotchmans Hill’s Chief Wine Maker Robin Brockett was awarded the 2016 Winemaker of the Year at the awards presentation dinner year last night.
Thank you to the Melbourne Cricket Club Long Room Wine and Food Society and members for this award.
The accolades keep rolling in for our cool climate Shiraz! Our 2013 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz has placed among the Top 5 in the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. Congratulations to Robin and Marcus and our winemaking and vineyard team on a fantastic and well-deserved result.
Now in its 21st year, The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge has become one of Australia’s pre-eminent and valuable single class wine competition. For the complete list of results visit www.shirazchallenge.com.au
A huge congratulations to Robin Brockett, Marcus Holt and our extended winemaking and vineyard team on a fantastic Wine Show season. We are very excited to receive a Gold for the 2014 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, as well as a Gold for the 2013 Cornelius Syrah at the Ballarat Wine Show.
Shiraz holds a special place in our hearts at Scotchmans Hill. Medium-bodied, fragrant and nimble, the cool maritime climate Shiraz produced on the Bellarine Peninsula continues to show its pedigree. While these two award-winning wines are still a taste of things to come, our current release 2013 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz and 2010 Cornelius Syrah are also gorgeous drinking, and are both available online and at our cellar door.
A huge congratulations to Robin Brockett, Marcus Holt and our extended winemaking and vineyard team for a fantastic result in the 2016 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. With lots of exciting new reviews, we’re very thrilled to have retained our highly coveted Five Red Stars and a Red Name Winery rating. Seven wines over 94 points was a great surprise this morning!
We are currently celebrating out success in the 2014 James Halliday Chardonnay challenge. The 2011 Cornelius Chardonnay was awarded 91 points, and was regarded as the best in show for the Geelong region. Congratulations to Robion, Marcus & co.