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23 March 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Cellar Door Easter Trading Hours

Easter is creeping up ever so quickly, and weekend plans are being made and set in motion. If you’re spending quality time with family and friends on the (beautiful) Bellarine this Easter, we’ve got you covered. Our Cellar Door will be open for wine tastings and sales every day this long weekend.

And if you’re feeling a little harried and forgot to organise the wine for the weekend – don’t fret! You can pre-order your wines for collection up to 6.30pm on Thursday night 24th March from Cellar Door. Order online or call our Cellar Door on (03) 52 513176.

Time Posted: 23/03/2016 at 4:07 PM
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26 February 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

2016 Vintage Update

Vintage is well and truly underway here at Scotchmans Hill, and the winery is buzzing with action. The 2016 vintage got off to a prompt start this year - almost ten days shy of last year’s start date - making it the earliest vintage Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett has seen in his 28 years at Scotchmans. According to Robin, this is due to the consistently warm temperatures we have seen this summer. 

2016 is shaping up to be an exceptional vintage at Scotchmans, and the grapes are looking very healthy, balanced, and well protected by canopy. Once again it will be a year of brilliant Shiraz for us, and interestingly, one particular block of Shiraz was ready for harvest before the first Pinot Noir grapes of the season. 

This week saw the sparkling base complete, the Sauvignon Blanc picked, as well as a few blocks of Pinot Noir. The coming weeks will see the rest of the Pinot Noir and our Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes ready for harvest. At the speed ripeness is progressing, all grapes will be harvested by Easter and the team in the vineyard may get to enjoy an Easter break along with you!

Time Posted: 26/02/2016 at 3:55 PM
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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