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1 July 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Winter Shiraz Weekend

Winter Shiraz Weekend Bellarine Bellarine Peninsula


Bellarine Peninsula, GEELONG

SATURDAY 8th & SUNDAY 9th July, 10am – 5pm

Celebrate 35 years of Scotchmans Hill and with us on the Winter Shiraz Weekend in our Barrel Hall and our new Cellar Door!

In the Barrel Hall we’ll have home-grown singer-songwriter Ben Mitchell, home-cooked beef brisket by local gems PikNik and of course our delicious estate grown Shiraz!

If you haven’t visited our new Cellar Door yet, take the car up to the top of the hill to enjoy the breathtaking views, warm fireplace, comfy couches, and enjoy a Shiraz. 

Or if you just want to sip, be the first to enjoy a glass of our unreleased 2016 premium Shiraz straight from the barrel!


In the Barrel Hall PikNik will have mouth-watering slow-roasted beef brisket rolls with their famous tomato relish, or a delicious mild vegan curry to warm you up. Cheese and antipasto platters will also be available in the Cellar Door. All food available on Saturday and Sunday..


Australian singer-songwriter, Ben Mitchell will be performing his unique genre-hopping blend of indie-pop/rock, country, blues and folk. Time Out UK said that Ben’s music “Calls to mind the songsmithery of Neil Finn and Ben Harper.” See Ben both Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.

Please call our celalr door on (03) 5251 3176 or email

Time Posted: 01/07/2017 at 1:14 PM
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2 June 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Barrel Hall Wine Sale - Queens Birthday Long Weekend

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 clear-out the warehouse.

We are opening up the doors to our winery cellar / barrel hall for another special wine sale on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June. We will have some fantastic back-vintage specials, vintage ends, and unlabelled cases at clearance prices – all to make room for the delicious new vintage wines the winemaking team are working on.

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

Our Barrel Hall Sale is a great opportunity to stock up the cellar for winter. While we’re not too enthusiastic about the inevitable chill, 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.

Visitors can follow the wine barrels and wine tanks through the confines of the winery to the barrel hall room - a great space nestled in among the wine barrels and surrounded by the smell of French Oak, and a grassy area with a view of the vineyard to boot.

We will also have a selection of retired 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 Winery: 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale Victoria 3222

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, 10am - 5pm

Time Posted: 02/06/2017 at 9:07 AM
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29 May 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Winter Shiraz Weekend 8-9 July 2017

SAVE THE DATE! 8 & 9 July 2017 – Who is coming along to this year’s Winter Shiraz Weekend?

It’s that time of the year again, one of our favourite events to be involved with at Scotchmans Hill, the Winter Shiraz Weekend.

The Winter Shiraz Weekend is a celebration of Geelong Wine on the 8th & 9th of July.

Enjoy two days of beautiful wine, food and entertainment as the Geelong region basks in the midwinter glow.

Plan your weekend, book some local accommodation and make a weekend of it!

The Winter Shiraz Weekend promises to be a feast of food and wine experiences, gourmet produce, local music and wine master classes.  You’ll be tempted by so many of our wineries with something special on offer for everyone.

Entry to participating wineries is free so you can take home some local wine instead of worrying about ticket prices!


Time Posted: 29/05/2017 at 3:40 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

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

For more information visit

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

MCC 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
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3 March 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival City Cellar 2017


Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – City Cellar 

Date: 31st March to 2nd April
Venue: Riverside Quay Lawns, Southbank
Cost: Free

Experience the best of Victoria’s wine regions without leaving the city. Purchase a $10 Festival glass on the day to enjoy wines by the glass or stock your home cellar by the bottle. Enjoy the state's best drops while listening to live music on the lush green lawns overlooking the Yarra.

Scotchmans Hill wines will be available to buy by the glass for $10.
Bottles of wine will also be available to purchase for on premise consumption as well as cases of wine that can be shipped, with free shipping for a minimum of 6 bottles.

This is a free event and does not require tickets to be booked

Time Posted: 03/03/2017 at 3:11 PM
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2 March 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Lara Food & Wine Festival 2017


Lara Food & Wine Festival 

Date: Sunday 26th March
Venue: Pirra Homestead, 108 Windermere Road, Lara.
Time: 10 am to 4pm

Gather your friends and experience the Lara Food & Wine Festival at Pirra Homestead.

Sample some of the delicious goodies from our regions best gourmet food and wine producers and find a spot on the lawn to sit down and listen to the cool tunes of Rob Anderson and local soul singer Rach Brennan.

TV chef Janelle Bloom from the tv show Ready Steady Cook will be there on the day  to MC the cooking stage and the Master & Apprentice competition as well as perform 2 cooking demonstrations on the day.

Scotchmans Hill wines will be available to buy by the glass for $10.

For more information visit

Time Posted: 02/03/2017 at 3:55 PM
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1 March 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Flemington Grazing Trail

Flemington Grazing Trail

Date: Saturday 11th March
Venue: Flemington Race Course
Cost: $25 plus $20 tasting glass
Time: 11am – 6pm

Sample the best of Victorian produce at Flemington race Course at the Flemington Grazing Trail.

Sample wines, ciders and beers, and snack on cheeses, meats and other produce from our state’s top makers and growers. Held on Super Saturday – autumn’s premier raceday in Melbourne, set against the exhilarating backdrop of Group 1 thoroughbred racing.

Purchase your souvenir tasting glass for $20 which allows you to sample (20ml) the vast range of wines on offer from all the Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door wineries. You can also use your tasting glass for purchases by the glass (150ml). Tasting glasses can be pre-purchased via Ticketek or purchased on the day from various Tasting Glass Marquees.

Scotchmans Hill wines will be available to buy by the glass for $10.

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Time Posted: 01/03/2017 at 4:44 PM