Scotchmans Hill

Victoria | Geelong

James' Review

Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill has been a consistent producer of well made wines under the stewardship of long-term winemaker Robin Brocket and assistant Marcus Holt. The wines are released under the Scotchmans Hill, Cornelius, Jack and Jill and Swan Bay labels. A change of ownership in 2014 has resulted in significant vineyard investment. Exports to Asia.

About

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.

Bellarine Peninsula grown labels include Cornelius, Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay. The immaculately maintained vineyards overlook Port Phillip Bay, and the wines are a true reflection of this pristine environment.

Chief winemaker Robin Brockett joined Scotchmans Hill in 1988 and has been instrumental in the development of Scotchmans Hill’s vineyards and winemaking style. Known for his consistent winemaking, Robin focuses on managing the vineyard to produce the healthiest, clean and intense fruit characters possible.

The Scotchmans Hill cellar door offers magnificent views of Port Phillip Bay and friendly and informative tastings. Offering the full range of our estate-grown wines for tasting, including the exclusive single vineyard Cornelius wines. Tastings are $5 per person, refundable with any take home wine purchase.

Although there is not a full restaurant on site, visitors can enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace under the umbrellas or by the fire on the lounges in the Cellar Door with a cheese plate or platter.

Bookings for groups of 10 or more are recommended. Buses are welcome, but strictly by appointment.

For bookings please contact the cellar door on (03) 5251 3176 or email bookings@scotchmans.com,au

HOW TO GET THERE:

FROM GEELONG
Travel time from Geelong is 20 minutes. Travel through Geelong city centre and take Portarlington Highway east towards Portarlington, through Drysdale town centre, then follow the sign to the wineries (20mins). Drive through Drysdale for 5 km and look for the ‘Scotchmans Road’ sign.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Robin Brockett, Marcus Holt
Established 1982
Dozens 50 000
Vineyards (area) 40 ha
Opening Hours Open daily 10:30am - 4:30pm
Address 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale, VIC, 3222
Telephone (03) 5251 3176
Website www.scotchmans.com.au