Spring is well and truly underway and it is time to set our mind to summer and all the fantastic opportunities to socialise and celebrate Christmas and the end of another exciting year. Of course, for the season ahead we reach for sparkling and fresh aromatic wines - perfect for inviting summer days and warm nights. If you are like us, you like to ensure your guests are served great food as well as wines from Scotchmans Hill. This year consider some interesting local and imported cheese.
Cheese comes in all styles and forms so it comes down to the type of cheese you select to partner your wines. Sparkling and aromatic styles of wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio match best with softer styles of cheese such as Brie de Nangis or Delice de Cremiers. For great cheese matches we suggest you check out Milk the Cow who have cheese to match every wine and occasion.
Pencil the following dates into your calendar
for our annual Scotchmans Hill Barrel Hall Wine Sale:
SAT 21ST NOVEMBER & SUN 22ND NOVEMBER
10:30AM - 4:30PM
Case specials on labelled & unlabelled stock
across all your favourite varietals. Don’t miss out!
At the winery:
190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale Victoria 3222
In need of a new suit, shirt or tie, gents? Our friends at Tolley Savile Row would like to invite you to their annual Spring Racing Carnival shopping event at Tolley Savile, Row South Yarra.
Tolley will be offering a private shopping experience and sales off floor stock until Monday the 2nd of November. Shoppers will be rewarded with Scotchmans Hill wine tastings, as well as a complimentary gift of wine for all purchases over a certain spend. For more information, head to: www.tolleysavilerow.co.uk
The accolades keep rolling in for our cool climate Shiraz! Our 2013 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz has placed among the Top 5 in the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. Congratulations to Robin and Marcus and our winemaking and vineyard team on a fantastic and well-deserved result.
Now in its 21st year, The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge has become one of Australia’s pre-eminent and valuable single class wine competition. For the complete list of results visit www.shirazchallenge.com.au
A huge congratulations to Robin Brockett, Marcus Holt and our extended winemaking and vineyard team on a fantastic Wine Show season. We are very excited to receive a Gold for the 2014 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, as well as a Gold for the 2013 Cornelius Syrah at the Ballarat Wine Show.
Shiraz holds a special place in our hearts at Scotchmans Hill. Medium-bodied, fragrant and nimble, the cool maritime climate Shiraz produced on the Bellarine Peninsula continues to show its pedigree. While these two award-winning wines are still a taste of things to come, our current release 2013 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz and 2010 Cornelius Syrah are also gorgeous drinking, and are both available online and at our cellar door.
Toast to the Coast is a signature Victorian event, getting bigger and better than ever before. Taking place over the Melbourne Cup weekend, the Toast to the Coast gives you opportunity to explore each of the three distinct Geelong Wine sub-regions - with each region boasting its own amazing differences and stunning scenery. This year’s program is coming together nicely! To find out what’s happening over the Toast weekend and to get hold of your tickets, visit the Geelong Wine website.
Scotchmans Hill is excited to be participating in the third Extravaganza event at the Deakin Waterfront Campus on October 17. Extravaganza brings Geelong’s winemakers, producers, brewers, chefs and food educators together to share and celebrate the region's provenance. Join us for a dynamic day of cellar door and farm gate samples and sales, live cooking demonstrations, hands-on sensory experiences, masterclasses, and tasting plates for lunch.
17 October 2015
10am – 6pm
Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong
Join us for wine tastings and opera performances in the elegant and beautifully maintained garden that surrounds the impressive Italianate Astolat House this weekend.
The garden of Astolat is a rare glimpse of life in gracious nineteenth-century Melbourne, and features significant historic trees, unusual species, azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. Rich borders of shrubs and perennials flank generous lawns, while a series of garden rooms tempt visitors to explore.
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry price $10 (children U18 free). Students $5
Scotchman's Hill Wine Tastings from 11am - 4pm
Opera performances by students from the Melba Opera Trust at 2pm each day.
Join us as we celebrate all things Spring at the Flavour Exchange at Fed Square this Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September between 4:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be showcasing some of our premium wines alongside other great Victorian producers of wine, beer, cider and produce - a great way to round out the week.