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3 March 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival City Cellar 2017


Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – City Cellar 

Date: 31st March to 2nd April
Venue: Riverside Quay Lawns, Southbank
Cost: Free

Experience the best of Victoria’s wine regions without leaving the city. Purchase a $10 Festival glass on the day to enjoy wines by the glass or stock your home cellar by the bottle. Enjoy the state's best drops while listening to live music on the lush green lawns overlooking the Yarra.

Scotchmans Hill wines will be available to buy by the glass for $10.
Bottles of wine will also be available to purchase for on premise consumption as well as cases of wine that can be shipped, with free shipping for a minimum of 6 bottles.

This is a free event and does not require tickets to be booked

Time Posted: 03/03/2017 at 3:11 PM
Scotchmans Hill
2 March 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Lara Food & Wine Festival 2017


Lara Food & Wine Festival 

Date: Sunday 26th March
Venue: Pirra Homestead, 108 Windermere Road, Lara.
Time: 10 am to 4pm

Gather your friends and experience the Lara Food & Wine Festival at Pirra Homestead.

Sample some of the delicious goodies from our regions best gourmet food and wine producers and find a spot on the lawn to sit down and listen to the cool tunes of Rob Anderson and local soul singer Rach Brennan.

TV chef Janelle Bloom from the tv show Ready Steady Cook will be there on the day  to MC the cooking stage and the Master & Apprentice competition as well as perform 2 cooking demonstrations on the day.

Scotchmans Hill wines will be available to buy by the glass for $10.

For more information visit

Time Posted: 02/03/2017 at 3:55 PM
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1 March 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Flemington Grazing Trail

Flemington Grazing Trail

Date: Saturday 11th March
Venue: Flemington Race Course
Cost: $25 plus $20 tasting glass
Time: 11am – 6pm

Sample the best of Victorian produce at Flemington race Course at the Flemington Grazing Trail.

Sample wines, ciders and beers, and snack on cheeses, meats and other produce from our state’s top makers and growers. Held on Super Saturday – autumn’s premier raceday in Melbourne, set against the exhilarating backdrop of Group 1 thoroughbred racing.

Purchase your souvenir tasting glass for $20 which allows you to sample (20ml) the vast range of wines on offer from all the Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door wineries. You can also use your tasting glass for purchases by the glass (150ml). Tasting glasses can be pre-purchased via Ticketek or purchased on the day from various Tasting Glass Marquees.

Scotchmans Hill wines will be available to buy by the glass for $10.

Buy Tickets at

Time Posted: 01/03/2017 at 4:44 PM
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23 February 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Tastes of the Trail Lunch 2017

Tastes of the Trail Lunch 2017

Date: Saturday 1st April
Venue: Barwon Heads Hall
Cost: $127 (Includes four courses with matched wine)
Time: 12:30 – 4pm

Celebrate the unique producers of The Bellarine at the annual Tastes of the Trail lunch, presented by Barwon Heads Winestore. Join them for a delicious regional lunch matched with local wines, set against a gentle soundtrack of jazz on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Celebrate the flair and flavour of the beautiful Bellarine. Discover our region with a decadent menu featuring the producers of the Bellarine Taste Trail, brought to life by the team from Annie’s Kitchen. Over four courses, savour a selection of wines matched with each dish from award winning local producers.

Celebrate the cool climate, unique Bellarine region, famous for its food and wine. Presented by Barwon Heads Wine Store in partnership with Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine.

Buy Tickets at

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 5254 2741

Time Posted: 23/02/2017 at 10:00 AM
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16 January 2017 | Scotchmans Hill

Summer Wine Sale

SAT 28 + SUN 29 JAN
10:30AM - 5:00PM

We’re excited to be opening up the doors to our winery cellar / barrel hall for a special summer wine sale this month! 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.

For the first time ever we’ll also have a selection of old 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 Summer Wine Sale 
Scotchmans Hill Winery
190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale VIC 3222


Time Posted: 16/01/2017 at 4:20 PM
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15 December 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Visit Bellarine Peninsula with the new Portarlington Ferry and Winery Tours!



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



The Wineries: 



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 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 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.

Time Posted: 15/12/2016 at 2:43 PM
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8 November 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Team Mercer Wine Festivale


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

Time Posted: 08/11/2016 at 3:57 PM
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3 November 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Barrel Hall Wine Sale

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

Time Posted: 03/11/2016 at 9:45 AM
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12 October 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

2016 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. 


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


Time Posted: 12/10/2016 at 2:28 PM
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9 October 2016 | Scotchmans Hill

Great Ocean Road Beer and Wine Festival


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. 

Lorne Hotel
176 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC 3232 
Phone: 03 5289 1409

Time Posted: 09/10/2016 at 1:54 PM