Visit Bellarine Peninsula with the new Portarlington Ferry and Winery Tours!
Looking for something different to do this summer? How does visiting some of the states best wineries without having to set foot in your car sound! Too good to be true! We think not.
Port Phillip Ferries have recently launched their new services running several times per day between Docklands and Portarlington and have now partnered with Scotchmans Hill, Terindah Estate, Bellarine Estate Winery Brewery and Bennetts on Bellarine to offer a jump on/jump off complimentary service for wine lovers available from Saturday 17th December, 2016.
Arrive in Portarlington and be dropped off at your first winery for a tasting, head to the second for lunch and tasting and tie the whole day up with a final tasting before heading back to Portarlington for the trip home.
On weekends the service departs Docklands at 7.15am, 10.45am and 5.45pm arriving in Portarlington 90 minutes later with return ferries departing Portarlington at 9.00am, 4.00pm and 7.30pm. On arrival at Portarlington a bus will meet the Port Phillip Ferry and run a continuous loop throughout the day to the 4 wineries – ensuring you are back at the ferry to catch your return home. For weekday schedules see www.portphillipferries.com.au
Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries. The immaculately maintained vineyards and picnic areas overlook Port Phillip Bay, and the wines are a true reflection of this superb environment.
BENNETTS ON BELLARINE
Bennetts on Bellarine offer a casual, rustic and relaxed atmosphere to taste wines under the shade of gum trees. Immerse yourself with views of the You Yangs and experience true down to earth family hospitality with engaging conversation, and an afternoon you won’t forget.
Bringing together award-winning wines, delectable food and spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, is one of the Bellarine Peninsula's most beautiful boutique venues - Terindah Estate. We offer cellar door wine tastings daily as well as lunch in The Shed Thursday through to Monday. Taste delicious wine and food, see the mussel farmers in the local waters, take a stroll through the fig trees or the vines and experience all that Terindah has to offer. As per its name - Terindah is Indonesian for 'most beautiful''.
BELLARINE ESTATE WINERY & BREWERY
Bellarine Estate Winery Brewery operates an award winning restaurant and function facility to complement its award winning wines. Established in 1996 Bellarine Estate is one of the oldest wineries on the Bellarine Peninsula. Realising there was also a niche market for beer on the Bellarine Peninsula, Two Wives Brewery was created. Established in 2007, the brewery produces exceptional quality ginger beer, ales and stouts. The beers are distinctly different, full of character and flavour as only quality microbrewed beer can deliver.
TEAM MERCER WINE FESTIVALE
'UNDER OUR ROOF' PROJECT FUNDRAISER
SUNDAY 4 DEC, 11AM - 5PM
We’re very excited to be participating in the Team Mercer Wine Festivale at the Richmond Rowing Club on Sunday the 4th of December.
Sample your way through a fine selection of wines by first-class producers - all in support of a fantastic cause. All proceeds from the event will go to the ‘Under Our Roof’ project in support regional cancer sufferers and their families. We’ll raise a glass to that!
Visit the Team Mercer Wine Festivale event page for more information and to book a ticket.
Team Mercer Wine Festivale @ the Richmond Rowing Club
7 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne
Sunday 4 Dec, 11am - 5pm
$35 per person
Scotchmans Hill Barrel Hall Wine Sale
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November
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 spring clean the warehouse.
We’re excited to be opening up the doors to our winery cellar / barrel hall for another special sale on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November.
We’ll have some fantastic back vintage specials, vintage ends, unlabelled bottles and cases at clearance prices – all to make room for the delicious new vintage wines our team are working on.
Some of the wines included will be an award winning Shiraz, a few varietals from ‘over the ditch’ as well as a range of delicious Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Vintage Brut Sparkling, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Most wines will be available to taste so get in early to get the pick of your favourites.
Scotchmans Hill Winery: 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale Victoria 3222
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, 10am - 5pm
JOIN US IN OUR BARREL HALL
AS WE CELEBRATE THE TOAST TO THE COAST
SAT 29TH + SUN 30TH OCTOBER, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
The Geelong wine region’s major annual food, wine and music festival, the Toast to the Coast, is fast approaching. 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.
Preparations for the event are well underway at Scotchmans. This year we are opening the doors to our Barrel Hall area - a great space nestled in among the wine barrels and surrounded by the smell of French Oak. Visitors can follow the wine barrels and wine tanks through the confines of the winery to the barrel hall room.
AUTHENTIC WOOD FIRED PIZZA BY THE MOBILE PIZZARIA & LIVE MUSIC BY JAZZ CONNECTION
Sample your way through our award winning Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay wines and then continue the celebrations with some tasty food and live music.
Frank Iannuzzi’s Mobile Pizzaria will be on-site serving their renowned pizzas all weekend. The pizzas are traditionally made with a crispy base and fresh toppings that match perfectly with Scotchmans Hill wines.
For more information and the full program visit www.winegeelong.com.au
GREAT OCEAN ROAD BEER & WINE FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 23RD OCTOBER FROM 12PM
We’re very excited to be participating in this year’s Great Ocean Road Beer and Wine Festival at the iconic Lorne Hotel on Sunday the 23rd of October.
The Great Ocean Road Beer & Wine Festival is about sharing a day with friends and family, tasting local beer & wine, listening to great music and eating fabulous food. Sample your way through some of the best premium and boutique beers and wines currently on offer while enjoying Lorne’s magnificent streetscape and ocean views. $25 per person, including a complimentary beer on arrival.
176 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC 3232
Phone: 03 5289 1409
Culinary Collaboration Dinner at
room81, Sofitel Gold Coast
Thursday 20th October from 6:30pm
Friends on the Gold Coast - we are very excited to be joining award-winning room81 for a Culinary Collaboration Dinner on Thursday the 20th October.
Join us for an incredible evening of food and wine, as told by room81 Chef de Cuisine Sam Moore. Your evening will begin with a sparkling wine and canapé welcome, followed by a four course dégustation. All courses will be expertly matched with wines carefully selected by Scotchmans Hill Chief winemaker Robin Brockett, who will also be at the event to talk guests through the wines.
Call room81 on 07 5570 0396 to make a booking. $129 per person, with wines included.
Room 81 - Sofitel Broadbeach
81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
Phone: 07 5570 0396
LUSCIOUS AND LOCAL WINE DINNER @ NOBLE ROT WINE STORE & BAR
THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER, 6:30PM
Robin is very excited to be joining Noble Rot at their upcoming Luscious and Local Wine Dinner, one of two “Try a Local” events being held at the stunning wine bar this month.
Enjoy an evening of local and luscious tastes prepared by well known and loved local foodies Simon and Alison Donoghue. All five courses will be expertly matched with wines hand chosen from our cellar by Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett.
- Local whiting ceviche with fried Swan Bay samphire
- Compressed watermelon, burnt onion, Drysdale goats cheese,
basil pearls & Alchemy croutons
- St Leonards calamari filled with Beautiful tomato, preserved lemons
& baba ganoush on Bower spinach
- Bay scallop vol au vent with bacon & sorrel
- Lonnie lemon curd, hazelnut macaroon, Wallington strawberry jam & coffee granita
Call Noble Rot on 03 5258 5115 to make a booking. $95 per person, with wines included.
Noble Rot Wine Store & Bar
51 Point Lonsdale Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC 3225
Phone: 03 5258 5115
Winter Shiraz Weekend at Scotchmans Hill
Sat 2 + Sun 3 July, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Join us in our impressive Barrel Hall as we celebrate all things Shiraz
The very latest in authentic Latin fusion food by La Revolucion & Live Music by Jazz Connection
It’s no secret that we are passionate about cool, maritime climate Shiraz - and we are very excited for the upcoming second annual Winter Shiraz Weekend on July 2 & 3.
This year we are opening the doors to our impressive Barrel Hall area - a great space nestled in among the wine barrels and surrounded by the smell of French Oak. Visitors can follow the wine barrels and wine tanks through the confines of the winery to the barrel hall room.
Start your weekend in style by sampling your way through 10 years of Scotchmans Hill Shiraz in our one-off Masterclass event – and then continue the celebrations with some tasty food and live music.
Food van La Revolucion will be serving up the very latest in authentic Latin fusion, and we’ll also be pairing our Shiraz with Jazz, with music by local outfit Jazz Connection.
For more information and the full visit www.winegeelong.com.au
Scotchmans Hill Winery / Barrel Hall - 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale VIC 3222
In case you missed it, here's a great little write-up courtesy of the Bellarine & Surf Coast Times about the goings-on at Scotchmans Hill as part of the second annual Winter Shiraz Weekend on July 2 & 3.
10 YEARS OF SCOTCHMANS HILL SHIRAZ
SATURDAY 2ND JULY @ 11AM
$20 PER PERSON
Start your Winter Shiraz weekend in style by sampling your way through 10 years of Scotchmans Hill Shiraz in our one-off Masterclass event. Our Chief Winemaker Robin and his partner in crime Marcus have handpicked their favourite vintages from our flagship Scotchmans Hill range to showcase the very best of the Bellarine.
Spaces are limited to 20, so be sure to snap up your tickets from our onel store quick-sticks.
Event Location: Scotchmans Hill Winery / Barrel Hall - 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale VIC 3222
Running Time: Approx 1hr