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17 June 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Bluebonnet BBQ Pop-Up at the Winter Shiraz Weekend; 4th & 5th of July

We are very excited to announce that Melbourne's own Bluebonnet BBQ will be serving up the finest in low roasted & slow smoked meats and sides both days of the Winter Shiraz Weekend at Scotchmans Hill - a great opportunity for a sneak preview before they open in Geelong soon.

Brighten up your winter and join us on the 4th & 5th of July for some hearty fare.

Time Posted: 17/06/2015 at 4:34 PM
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9 June 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Shiraz Masterclass with Huon Hooke; A SPECIAL EVENT, FRIDAY 3 JULY



As part of the upcoming Winter Shiraz Weekend celebrations, the Geelong Wine Association has invited Huon Hooke to visit our region to discuss something we are passionate about, Geelong Shiraz.

Come along to tasting of Geelong's finest Shiraz/Syrah varieties along with an informative Masterclass hosted by one the nation’s leading wine writers and commentators, Huon Hooke. Huon will discuss the history, style and winemaking techniques used to create world class Cool Climate Shiraz.

This structured Masterclass will be attended by the Geelong regions best winemakers who will be only too happy to share the passion of their wines with you during the evening.

Held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on 3 July, 2015 from 6.00pm - 9.30pm, with wines accompanied by canape's and grazing platters. The cost is $95 per person including all food and wines.

To book your place for this event, click here to go directly to the Try Booking event site.  Places are limited, so get in quick!

Time Posted: 09/06/2015 at 11:50 AM
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5 June 2015 | Scotchmans Hill


Scotchmans Hill is excited to be the official wine partner for this year’s Heart of Victoria Dinner.

The Heart of Victoria dinner is delivered in collaboration between the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) and the Victoria Farmers Federation (VFF), and focuses on the importance of Victoria’s agricultural industry and the future of Australia’s emerging trade and investment opportunities.

The dinner will be held on Thursday 11 June at Central Pier, Docklands, and is the perfect opportunity to sample some of Victoria’s finest seasonal produce and join key industry influencers to celebrate the best of Victorian agriculture - and sample some Swan Bay wines, of course!

Click here for more information or Click here to purchase your tickets.

Time Posted: 05/06/2015 at 3:01 PM
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3 June 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

A special Cornelius Syrah vertical tasting for the Winter Shiraz Weekend

We are holding a one-off special event as part of the Winter Shiraz Weekend.

Sample your way through 10 years of our Single Vineyard Cornelius Syrah in an exclusive vertical tasting with Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett. Spaces limited to 20 people. 

Saturday 4th July at 11am 
Cost: $20

Time Posted: 03/06/2015 at 3:40 PM
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3 June 2015 | Scotchmans Hill

Winter Shiraz Weekend – A Celebration of Geelong Wine on 4th & 5th of July 2015


We are very excited to be participating in this new, anticipated annual wine event, Winter Shiraz Weekend – A Celebration of Geelong Wine on 4th & 5th of July 2015.

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.

Join us as we celebrate this hardy grape and the resulting hearty yet elegant Scotchmans Hill, Cornelius and Swan Bay wines.

Head to the Geelong Wine Association website for more information on the event and other participating wineries. 

Time Posted: 03/06/2015 at 2:41 PM
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28 May 2015 | Scotchmans Hill


We spotted a familiar face on the front page of Surf Coast Times / Bellarine Times today. Robin had a great time being involved in the Meet the Winemaker trade mission event this week. 

The event - which launched at Scotchmans Hill on Sunday the 24th of May - showcased 100 Victorian wineries from 21 wine regions to wine trade players from across the globe, and wraps up today.

Time Posted: 28/05/2015 at 1:28 PM
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21 November 2014 | Scotchmans Hill

Scotchmans Hill Barrel Hall Sale

Pencil the following dates into your calendar for the inaugural Scotchmans Barrel Hall Wine Sale:

SATURDAY 6TH DEC     10:30AM – 5PM
& SUNDAY 7TH DEC      10:30AM – 5PM

Stock up for Christmas!

Case specials on labelled and unlabelled stock, including:
Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and more.

At the winery: 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale Victoria 3222

Time Posted: 21/11/2014 at 4:42 PM
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20 November 2014 | Scotchmans Hill

Celebrating the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust

A fantastic evening was had in celebration of the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust in a secret location on Wednesday evening. Attendees at the event enjoyed a selection of Scotchmans Hill wines and performances by Siobhan Stagg and Amir Farid.

Siobhan Stagg is a previous holder of the Melba Opera Scholarship, and has been credited by The Age as having a voice of ravishing tone and radiant presence. Amir Farid was the inaugural recipient of the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust’s Repetiteur scholarship in 2013, and is recognised as a pianist of great intelligence and integrity.

In honour of the evening, we’ve put together a mixed dozen of wines enjoyed by guests on the night.

The Dame Nellie Melba Mixed Dozen
RRP: $300
Special: $260
Save: $40

3 x 2013 Swan Bay Vintage Cuvée Brut, Bellarine Peninsula
3 x 2012 Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay, Bellarine Peninsula | 92 Points, James Halliday
3 x 2012 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz, Bellarine Peninsula | 95 Points, James Halliday
3 x 2012 Scotchmans Hill Late Harvest Riesling, Bellarine Peninsula | 90 Points, James Halliday

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Time Posted: 20/11/2014 at 2:27 PM
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15 November 2014 | Scotchmans Hill

Queenscliff Music Festival: 28-30 November, 2014

We are huge music fans at Scotchmans Hill, so it gives us great pleasure to announce we are the official wine partner for the 2014 Queenscliff Music Festival.  This year’s event features and amazing line-up,  and a fantastic array of food. And of course equally fine beverage to go with it.

Time Posted: 15/11/2014 at 12:18 PM
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12 November 2014 | Scotchmans Hill

Visy 2014 Shiraz Challenge Results

A huge congratulations to our winemaking team for a fantastic result in the 2014 Visy Shiraz Challenge. 

The 2012 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz was awarded a Silver medal and the 2010 Cornelius Syrah a Bronze.

Time Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:27 AM