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1 June 2018 | Scotchmans Hill

Kitchen changes to winter hours

Winter is closing in and the days are getting shorter and colder. As a result, our Cellar Door Kitchen will be transferring over to winter hours.

The kitchen will now open 5 days a week from 11:30am to 4:00pm Wednesday to Sunday.

 The full range of our menu remains available, so you can still expect all our yummy bites available for purchase.

Our cellar door remains operational 7 days a week from 10:30am to 4:30pm so to all our friends and fellow wine lovers don’t worry we will always have a cosy seat open by the fire.

Our wonderful kitchen and food will return to full operating hours later in the year when the weather brightens up and begins to behave its self again.

Time Posted: 01/06/2018 at 3:00 PM
Scotchmans Hill
 
18 May 2018 | Scotchmans Hill

Barrel Hall Sale on This Weekend!

Our ever popular bi-annual Barrel Hall wine sale returns this weekend from 10am until 5pm.
Located inside our big, beautiful barrel hall, the sale will feature fantastic case specials on bin ends, export overruns and a few cleanskins; due to popular demand, our 'Mystery Dozens' will be on offer, too.

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and an award-winning back vintage Shiraz will be among the wine varieties available for sale, with free wine tastings available both days.

Chief winemaker Robin Brockett said the wine sale was a great opportunity for wine lovers to visit the winery, explore the Barrel Hall and stock up on their favourite drops in the lead-up to the cooler weather.

“The prospect of winter doesn’t seem so bad if you picture yourself in your favourite chair by the fire with a warming glass of wine,” he said.

“If you haven't had the opportunity to see all the barrels of wine up on the racks aging for bottling in our Barrel
Hall, this is an experience in itself. The beautiful smell upon entering the cellar is breathtaking.”

After purchasing all your favourite wines, why not make a day of it and head up to the charming Cellar Door for some amazing fare. Boasting fresh, locally sourced produce, the kitchen offers light lunches, tasting platters and desserts which pair beautifully with our award-winning wines.

Settle in and enjoy an afternoon appreciating the picturesque sights on the property; golden days, fields full of glistening red, orange and yellow leaves and crisp, fresh air.

The Barrel Hall Wine Sale runs Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, 10am-5pm.

190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale, Victoria.

Time Posted: 18/05/2018 at 10:52 AM
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9 May 2018 | Scotchmans Hill

Geelong Small Business Awards 2018

We are proud to be sponsoring this year's Geelong Small Business Awards, alongside Geelong Women in Business.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday the 17th of May 2018 at the GMHBA Stadium in the Captains Rooms.

Geelong is home to some of the most creative, innovative and thriving small businesses and we house a great number of dedicated local heroes who support Geelong and it’s tight-knit and loyal community. ‚ÄčIt's time to bring it all together and give reward and recognition where due, this time focusing on the little guys that are shaping our culture and community.

For more information, or to puchase tickets, head to: https://www.gsbawards.com.au/tickets

Best of luck to all finalists!

Time Posted: 09/05/2018 at 10:32 AM
Scotchmans Hill
 
23 March 2018 | Scotchmans Hill

Fundraising in March - Chilwell Fair, St Joseph's Open Garden & Barwon Health Foundation's World's Longest Lunch

270 guests attended the Our Women Our Children Volunteers World's Longest Lunch event for the Barwon Health Foundation on Friday 16th March 2018. Over $58,000 was raised for the Kids Appeal!

For more information, head to: https://barwonhealthfoundation.org.au/

The Chilwell Fair is a highlight of the social calendar in Newtown, Geelong and the main annual fundraiser for Chilwell Primary School. There are over 350 students at this family orientated school which has a strong partnership with the community.

Previous Chilwell Fairs have raised funds for:

Synthetic resurfacing of the oval
Resowing of grass at front of school
New boundary fencing
Development of the ANZAC garden around the new statue

In 2018, the Chilwell Fair raised funds for:

Art Room – a permanent relocation and refurbishment.
TVs and installation to the new learning areas.
Air Conditioners (which are not provided in the building grant) – this will assist in creating a wonderful learning environment for the delivery of core curriculum, and a wide variety of extra curricular activities.

For more information head to: https://chilwellfair.com.au/

In 1979, one clever school mum came up with the idea of opening up the area’s most prestigious private homes to raise funds for St. Joseph’s Primary School.

The 39th annual Open Houses showcased five stunning homes and one incredible garden in Melbourne's Inner East -Astolat House. 

All money raised will support the educational programmes at the small school.

For more information head to: http://www.openhouses.org.au/

 

Time Posted: 23/03/2018 at 1:00 PM
Scotchmans Hill
 
27 November 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Barrel Hall Wine Sale - This Weekend at the Winery!


In case you missed out, it’s on again!

Due to demand we are running the last barrel hall sale of the year. Case stock is limited so get in quick.

We will have some fantastic vintage ends, and unlabelled cases at clearance prices – all to make room for the delicious new vintage wines the winemaking team are working on. Most wines will be available to taste so get in early to get the pick of your favourites.

Oh and while you’re down this way, maybe a glass of Scotchmans and a cheese platter at our new cellar door wouldn’t be a bad idea.

The Scotchmans Hill Barrel Hall Wine Sale runs Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, 10am - 5pm at Scotchmans Hill Winery: 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale Victoria 3222.

Time Posted: 27/11/2017 at 1:47 PM
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3 August 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

2018 Halliday Wine Companion Results

Halliday Wine Companion Wine Results

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.

Time Posted: 03/08/2017 at 7:43 PM
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11 May 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Our New Cellar Door is now open



 

We are very excited to announce that our New Cellar Door is now open.

Come and visit and keep warm by the fire while you taste our award winning wines.

Open 7 Days

10:30am to 4:30pm

To ensure prompt and attentive service we recommend bookings for groups of 10 or more.
Buses are welcome, but strictly by appointment.

For bookings please contact our cellar door on (03) 5251 3176 or email us.

Time Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:20 PM
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11 May 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Sydney Table

Sydney Table

We are very excited to announce our involvement at the upcoming Sydney Table. A series of exclusive dinners organised by @carriageworks, bringing together Sydney’s best chefs and creative minds to create an unforgettable taste sensation.

Sydney Table will be staged over four nights from 14-17 June.

Curated by Carriageworks Farmers Market Creative Director Mike McEnearney with creative direction by Tony Assness and MC Lee Tran Lam. The participating chefs are: O Tama Carey (Lankan Filling Station), Wednesday 14 June 2017; Clayton Wells (Automata), Thursday 15 June 2017; James Viles (Biota), Friday 16 June 2017; and Ben Sears (Moon Park), Saturday 17 June 2017

Set against the backdrop of an industrial heritage setting, guests will be treated to an evening designed and prepared by some of Australia’s most exciting talents from the fields of food, music, art and design.

Chefs will draw inspiration from fresh, locally sourced produce to create a sensational menu matched with Scotchmans Hill wines, @asahibeer_au, @voss_aus and @archierosesyd.


For more information visit http://carriageworks.com.au/events/sydney-table-2017/

Time Posted: 11/05/2017 at 12:03 PM
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2 May 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Hannah Nowlan's first solo exhibition, Myths, Moons and Mountains.

 

Scotchmans Hill are proud to support an emerging artist, Hannah Nowlan at her first solo exhibition, Myths, Moons and Mountains. 

Hannah’s work has received much admiration and has been widely acquired.  Hannah says that her art has always paid homage to the rugged yet relaxed atmosphere of the Victorian coastline, and her travel through Portugal and Spain has evolved these elements further.

The exhibition is being hosted by Fitzroy furniture and design store Modern Times, one of Melbourne’s favourite furniture and design stockists.

Guests will be invited to enjoy our Jack & Jill wines at the Exhibition whilst they admire Hannah’s artwork.

Exhibition Opening 
6-8 pm
Thursday May 11th

Artists Talk
9am – 10am
Saturday May 13th 

Modern Times
311 Smith Stree
Fitzroy

For more information visit www.moderntimes.com.au

Time Posted: 02/05/2017 at 10:16 AM
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1 May 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

MCC Winemaker of the Year 2016

 

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. 

Time Posted: 01/05/2017 at 8:47 PM