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15 December 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Bay Cruise and Tasting - January 2018

For the month of January, Scotchmans Hill Winery and Port Phillip Ferries are offering you the opportunity to cruise across Port Phillip Bay from Docklands, to enjoy an afternoon at the prestigious, award-winning Bellarine winery, Scotchmans Hill.

Dates Available:

(Click date to purchase tickets)

Journey in comfort with Port Phillip Ferries to the coastal town of Portarlington.

A courtesy bus will be waiting at the end of Portarlington Pier to deliver you right to the Cellar Door. The short drive will take you through the small country town, past rolling hills and farm land. As you arrive you’ll admire breathtaking views over the vineyards and Port Phillip Bay to the Melbourne skyline.

In an intimate private experience you will take part in a tutored tasting of two brackets of five wines, including some exclusive vintages.

You will be greeted with a taste of our Swan Bay Vintage Brut Sparkling on arrival and led by an expert member of staff on a wander to see the original Pinot Noir vines. Make your way back to the Cellar Door and head up the wooden staircase to your private tasting room, overlooking the vineyards to the bay and skyline of Melbourne. Enjoy the wines with a delicious lunch of freshly made platters of antipasto and cheese. Be sure to note your favourite tasting of the afternoon, as your all-inclusive ticket incorporates a glass of wine at the end of the private session for you to enjoy under the umbrellas on the terrace or inside the newly renovated French provincial Cellar Door.

Your bus will arrive back at Scotchmans Hill to drop you in Portarlington to peruse the main street. Get yourself a coffee, maybe an ice-cream or sink your toes into the sand at the foreshore.

The ferry departs Portarlington Pier at 3:30pm and you will arrive back at Docklands at 5.00pm.

This exclusive experience is limited to 11 people per session.

Cost - $75 per person.

Price includes return ferry ticket from Docklands, Melbourne; transport to and from Scotchmans Hill; the private tasting experience, including shared antipasto platters; and a glass of wine at the conclusion of the private tasting.

Timeline -

9.30am - Depart Victoria Harbour, Docklands on the ferry (it is advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure – for more information on the departure location see:

11.00am - Arrive in the small coastal town of Portarlington.

11.15am - Board the bus waiting for you at the end of the pier headed to Scotchmans Hill.

11:30am - Arrive at the winery. Enjoy a taste of the Swan Bay Vintage Brut Sparkling and take a wander through the grounds to the original Pinot Noir vines. Head back to the Cellar Door and make your way up the wooden staircase to your private tasting room, overlooking the vineyards to the bay and skyline of Melbourne. Take part in a tutored tasting of 2 brackets of 5 wines, both whites and reds, whilst you indulge in shared antipasto platters, freshly prepared by the chef.

1.00pm - Private tasting experience concludes, head back downstairs to enjoy the new Scotchmans Hill Cellar Door and a glass of wine from the 10 varieties you’ve just tasted. Sit out on the terrace under the umbrellas in the sun or cosy up on the couch inside the Cellar Door.

2.00pm - Depart Scotchmans Hill and return to Portarlington.

3.30pm - Ferry departs Portarlington Pier to Docklands.

5.00pm – Arrive at Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

Bookings are essential.

Terms & conditions apply. 

Time Posted: 15/12/2017 at 4:00 PM
Scotchmans Hill
16 January 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Summer Wine Sale

SAT 28 + SUN 29 JAN
10:30AM - 5:00PM

We’re excited to be opening up the doors to our winery cellar / barrel hall for a special summer wine sale this month! We’ll have some fantastic back vintage specials, vintage ends, unlabelled bottles and cases at clearance prices – all to make room for the delicious new vintage wines our team are working on.

For the first time ever we’ll also have a selection of old wine barrels available for sale - both full sized and halves - on the day. It’s first in best dressed for the wine barrels, so be sure to get in early!

Scotchmans Hill Summer Wine Sale 
Scotchmans Hill Winery
190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale VIC 3222


Time Posted: 16/01/2017 at 4:20 PM
Scotchmans Hill
8 November 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Team Mercer Wine Festivale


We’re very excited to be participating in the Team Mercer Wine Festivale at the Richmond Rowing Club on Sunday the 4th of December.

Sample your way through a fine selection of wines by first-class producers - all in support of a fantastic cause. All proceeds from the event will go to the ‘Under Our Roof’ project in support regional cancer sufferers and their families. We’ll raise a glass to that!

Visit the Team Mercer Wine Festivale event page for more information and to book a ticket. 

Team Mercer Wine Festivale @ the Richmond Rowing Club 
7 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne
Sunday 4 Dec, 11am - 5pm 
$35 per person

Time Posted: 08/11/2016 at 3:57 PM
Scotchmans Hill
3 November 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Barrel Hall Wine Sale

Scotchmans Hill Barrel Hall Wine Sale
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November
10am – 5pm

One of the benefits of living in a region with such beautiful vineyards and wineries is definitely the access to special events and promotions - especially those times when the winemaker decides it’s time to spring clean the warehouse.

We’re excited to be opening up the doors to our winery cellar / barrel hall for another special sale on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November. 

We’ll have some fantastic back vintage specials, vintage ends, unlabelled bottles and cases at clearance prices – all to make room for the delicious new vintage wines our team are working on.

Some of the wines included will be an award winning Shiraz, a few varietals from ‘over the ditch’ as well as a range of delicious Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Vintage Brut Sparkling, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Most wines will be available to taste so get in early to get the pick of your favourites.

Scotchmans Hill Winery: 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale Victoria 3222
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, 10am - 5pm

Time Posted: 03/11/2016 at 9:45 AM
Scotchmans Hill
12 September 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Luscious and Local Wine Dinner @ Noble Rot


Robin is very excited to be joining Noble Rot at their upcoming Luscious and Local Wine Dinner, one of two “Try a Local” events being held at the stunning wine bar this month.

Enjoy an evening of local and luscious tastes prepared by well known and loved local foodies Simon and Alison Donoghue. All five courses will be expertly matched with wines hand chosen from our cellar by Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett. 

The Menu:

- Local whiting ceviche with fried Swan Bay samphire
- Compressed watermelon, burnt onion, Drysdale goats cheese,
  basil pearls & Alchemy croutons
- St Leonards calamari filled with Beautiful tomato, preserved lemons 
  & baba ganoush on Bower spinach
- Bay scallop vol au vent with bacon & sorrel
- Lonnie lemon curd, hazelnut macaroon, Wallington strawberry jam & coffee granita


Call Noble Rot on 03 5258 5115 to make a booking. $95 per person, with wines included.

Noble Rot Wine Store & Bar
51 Point Lonsdale Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC 3225
Phone: 03 5258 5115


Time Posted: 12/09/2016 at 3:48 PM
Scotchmans Hill
16 June 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Shiraz Masterclass: 10 Years of Scotchmans Hill Shiraz


Start your Winter Shiraz weekend in style by sampling your way through 10 years of Scotchmans Hill Shiraz in our one-off Masterclass event. Our Chief Winemaker Robin and his partner in crime Marcus have handpicked their favourite vintages from our flagship Scotchmans Hill range to showcase the very best of the Bellarine.

Spaces are limited to 20, so be sure to snap up your tickets from our onel store quick-sticks.

Event Location: Scotchmans Hill Winery / Barrel Hall - 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale VIC 3222

Running Time: Approx 1hr

Time Posted: 16/06/2016 at 1:18 PM
Scotchmans Hill
26 May 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Wine tasting and degustation luncheon

We're very exited to be teaming up with Lorne's Cuda Bar for a wine tasting and degustation luncheon next Saturday 4th June.

Sample your way through our new release Jack & Jill wines in an exclusive luncheon led by Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett. Wines will be expertly matched to a delicious 4 course menu prepared by Cuda Bar Chef Derek Finn.

Saturday 4th June, 12-3pm
Cuda Bar, 82 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
$80 per person
Tickets available at venue, 
via or 03 5289 5006

Time Posted: 26/05/2016 at 5:05 PM
Scotchmans Hill
12 May 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

RSPCA Victoria 2016 Million Paws Walk

We are very excited to be growing our special partnership with RSPCA Victoria by participating in the Geelong and Albert Park Million Paws Walk events this Sunday the 15th of May.

Relax with a glass of wine in our wine bars after the big event, and make your drink count! A portion of each glass of wine sold at the Geelong and Albert Park events will be donated back to the RSPCA, and we’ll also be offering free wine tastings at each event. We hope you see you and your furry friends there.

For more information visit

Time Posted: 12/05/2016 at 3:43 PM
Scotchmans Hill
1 April 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

An Exclusive Long Table Luncheon at Scotchmans Hill, 23rd April 2016

Join us for a day of relaxed indulgence at a 6-course long table luncheon at Scotchmans Hill; prepared by three of Melbourne’s hottest Chefs and expertly paired with Scotchmans Hill wines.

This quintessential wine region experience has been specially curated by the team at Lime & Tonic, who definitely know a thing or two about style and amazing food experiences. More information at Lime & Tonic

Time Posted: 01/04/2016 at 2:45 PM
Scotchmans Hill
19 January 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Geelong Heritage Wine Walk.


We are very excited to be participating in the upcoming Geelong Heritage Wine Walk on Saturday 13th of February. Gather your friends and enjoy a day meandering through Geelong’s historical buildings while tasting some of the finest local wines with perfectly matched canapes at each venue. We’ll be ready and waiting with refreshments at Customs House with Austins & Co.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Time Posted: 19/01/2016 at 4:11 PM