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28 October 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

The accolades keep rolling in for our cool climate Shiraz!

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

Time Posted: 28/10/2015 at 11:08 AM
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19 October 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

2015 Wine Show Results // Award Winning Cool Climate Shiraz

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.

Time Posted: 19/10/2015 at 2:52 PM
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9 October 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Toast to the Coast: 31st October & 1st November 2015

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 ‚Ä™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.


Time Posted: 09/10/2015 at 10:26 AM
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8 October 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Extravaganza Geelong: eat, drink and discover local

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.

Visit the Extravaganza website for more details.

17 October 2015 
10am – 6pm
Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong

Time Posted: 08/10/2015 at 10:00 AM
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8 October 2015 | Scotchmans Hill


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.

Time Posted: 08/10/2015 at 10:00 AM
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2 September 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Spring Flavour Exchange at Fed Square



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. 

Time Posted: 02/09/2015 at 9:02 AM
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21 August 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

A Robin in the Vines

A great article in this week's edition of the Bellarine and Surf Coast Times. Yay team!

Time Posted: 21/08/2015 at 9:13 AM
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29 July 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

2016 James Halliday Wine Companion Results

A huge congratulations to Robin Brockett, Marcus Holt and our extended winemaking and vineyard team for a fantastic result in the 2016 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. With lots of exciting new reviews, we’re very thrilled to have retained our highly coveted Five Red Stars and a Red Name Winery rating. Seven wines over 94 points was a great surprise this morning!

Time Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:45 AM
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14 July 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Proud Supporters of the 2015 Water Ball



Scotchmans Hill is a proud supporter of the water polo event of the year - the 2015 Water Ball! 

This premier event will be held on Saturday 8th August 2015 at Maiá on the Central Pier in the Docklands from 7pm until late. Tickets are $150 per person (Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,450) which will provide guests canapés on arrival, a 3 course gourmet meal, premium beverage package with wines from Scotchmans Hill Estate, Urban Playboys 7 piece cover band, celebrity Master of Ceremony, Professional Auctioneer from Kay & Burton and a show bag full of sponsors products valued at over $100.

Tickets and/or tables can be purchased at Try Booking or via email at

Time Posted: 14/07/2015 at 1:04 PM
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25 June 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Power Outage at Scotchmans Hill

Please note that our phones are offline today (Thursday 25th June) due to power line maintenance on Scotchmans Road. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Our Cellar Door is open for tastings as usual, and Lisa will have the fireplace roaring.

Time Posted: 25/06/2015 at 8:00 AM