Scotchmans Hill

+61 3 5251 3176 PO Box 124
Drysdale, 3222
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Scotchmans Hill was established in 1982 by current owners, David and Vivienne Browne, in one of the most beautiful landform settings in Australia, the Bellarine Peninsula. The Bellarine Peninsula is named after its original local aboriginal tribe Balla Wein. Scotchmans Hill is located on Mount Bellarine which was named by the Scottish immigrants who settled the Mount Bellarine area in the 1840's. Mount Bellarine was formed over 30 million years ago by tectonic movement which formed Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding volcanic region of Geelong and Mount Bellarine. The Geelong region's role in the development of the Australian wine industry began in 1842 when the first planting of vines was undertaken in the surrounding Barrabool Hills. Grown and managed mainly by Swiss immigrants, these vineyards were used to produce wine to be sold through the frequently held auctions in the city. The area flourished under the experienced management and by 1869 there were over 400 hectares planted. Many notable Swiss Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Syrah

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Scotchman's Hill Late Harvest Riesling 2012


    RRP$18.50 (375ml). This dessert wine is a pleasing, simple wine with aromas of mango and candied pineapple. Lush flavours of nectarine, ripe mango, sweet spice with twist of lemon. Overall, nicely balanced, good acidity. 120g/l residual sugar. Nice with some aged cheddar. Drink now. Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Scotchman's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


    RRP$30. Fruit for this wine was sourced from Bannockburn, situated further inland away from the cold Antarctic winds. Matured in new 4 year olf Nevers French oak barriques for 16 months. A lovely dense fragrance of blackcurrants, red berries, sweet baking spice and cedar. A full-bodied wine, high acidity with maturing supple tannins. 14.5% alc.... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Scotchman's Hill Shiraz 2011


    RRP$30. Matured in new 4 year old French barriques for 15 months. Youthful nose of black cherry, blood plums, dark berries and licorice. A full-bodied cool climate shiraz, high acidity, savoury oak tannins. Earthy flavours of dark berries, plum, anise persisting on a sweet spiced finish. 13.5% alc. An easy-drinking, balanced wine. Drink now 2018. Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Scotchman's Hill Pinot Noir 2011


    RRP$30. Fruit was sourced from multiple vineyards across the peninsula. Fruit was cold soaked for 5 days, small batch ferment for 7 days at 28ºC, pressed into barrel to complete malolactic fermentation. Matured for 12 months in new 4 year old French barriques. Med+ ruby crimson colour. Youthful aromas of red plums and violets nicely layered aga... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Scotchman's Hill Chardonnay 2012


    RRP$27. Barrel fermented in a mix of new 3 year old French oak, left on lees for 12 months, stirring once a month. Pale golden yellow colour. A ripe, fruit nose of peach and melon with creamy cashew undertones. A slight oak spice. Ripe fruity flavours of peach, ripe melon, lemon and orange flesh, balanced by racy acidity which allows the fruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Scotchman's Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2012


    RRP$20. Fruit is pressed into stainless steel tank, cold fermented for 14 days, aged on lees for 2 months. This is an elegant wine with guava, green lemon and passionfruit aromas. The fresh acidity features strongly, ripe citrus, lime, almost tropical fruit-like. Clean finish. A nice representative Sauvignon Blanc, sufficiently different from NZ... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Scotchman's Hill Riesling 2012


    RRP$25. Only ~1000 btls produced. From older vines planted in 1982, cold fermented for 14 days, aged on lees for 3 months. A pale straw yellow colour. Intense youthful fragrance of lime florals, white grapefruit and lemon spritz. Full-bodied wine with racy acidity, palate dominated with ripe citrus flavours. Very nice texture, attributable to le... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Scotchmans Hill Pinot Noir Geelong 2009


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  • Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay Geelong Sutton Vineyard 2006


    This wine has a rich buttery nose. Figs and rich tropical fruits (mango, papaya, guava) dominate on the palate. Although its only a 2006, there's a nice golden hue of age to it. Rich and fruity. I liked. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • I am just a Pinot Noir lover and I am keen in 'discovering' new Pinots... since I live in Australia, I find Australian and New Zealand Pinots to give the French a run for the money... but that's a very general statement... can you guys recommend some good Pinots? and food to match... I find that every Pinot matches different food due to the terr... Read More

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