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.
Winter SHIRAZ WEEKEND at SCOTCHMANS HILL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOTCHMANS HILL BARREL HALL WINE SALE
SATURDAY 10 & SUNDAY 11 JUNE
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
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!
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.
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/
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.
Thursday May 11th
9am – 10am
Saturday May 13th
311 Smith Stree
For more information visit www.moderntimes.com.au
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.
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – City Cellar
Date: 31st March to 2nd April
Venue: Riverside Quay Lawns, Southbank
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
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 www.larafoodandwinefestival.com.au