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8 September 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Toast to Coast 2017

Toast to Cast 2017 Geelong

Spring is officially underway, with the emergence of new budburst and the smell of spring in the air, it’s the perfect time for the Geelong wine region’s major annual food, wine and music festival, Toast to Coast.

Gather your friends and family and join us for a great weekend celebrating the Geelong Wine Region, taking place over the Melbourne Cup weekend.

This year at Scotchmans Hill we are opening up the doors our Barrel Hall - a great space nestled in among the wine barrels and surrounded by the smell of French Oak.

Sample your way through our award winning Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay wines and then continue the festivities with some tasty food and live music.

Ben Mitchell

Live Music all weekend by Ben Mitchell

To find out what’s happening over the Toast weekend and to get hold of your tickets, visit the Wine Geelong website at

Scotchmans Hills Toast opening hours
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of November.


Time Posted: 08/09/2017 at 1:17 PM
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8 September 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Geelong Maiden Voyage - Oct 7

Geelong Maiden Voyage Cruise Wine Dine

Cruise. Wine. Dine. Sunset

Saturday October 7th.

Join the Port Phillip Ferry crew for the maiden voyage from Geelong on board Port Phillip Ferries.

Cruise along the bay taking in the sights and sounds around you.

Heading towards Portarlington you’ll spy the Bellarine hills and vineyards and journey past the famous mussel farms of the region. Arrive in Portarlington and take a stroll down the pier to your courtesy bus.

The short drive will take your past the Spring canola fields and views back towards the You Yangs, before arriving at the iconic Scotchmans Hill Winery. Enjoy a unique wine experience led by passionate staff, in the recently opened cellar door, set in the old French Provincial farmhouse.

Next you’ll be chauffeured to the boutique winery of Terindah Estate. Here you will enjoy a leisurely two-course dinner and wines in “The Shed”. With floor to ceiling glass walls, you’ll be inundated with panoramic views and spectacular vistas across the bay.

As the sun begins to set on a day light savings evening, the ferry will depart Portarlington in time for your arrival back to beautiful Geelong by 9pm.

$110 all inclusive of: Return ferry trip. Wine tastings at Scotchmans Hill. Two course dinner and wine at Terindah Estate. Transfers to wineries and being part of this amazing maiden voyage.

Board 3pm for a 3.15 sharp departure from Geelong. Board 8pm for an 8.15pm sharp departure from Portarlington.

Purchase tickets 

Time Posted: 08/09/2017 at 1:13 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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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