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 more than thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s top 100 Australian wineries. Following the planting of vines in 1982, Scotchmans Hill has become the oldest and largest winery in the region.
Nestled on one of the highest points in the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, the winery boasts amazing panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay through to the cosmopolitan Melbourne cityscape. Scotchmans Hill’s stunning cellar door – a renovated French-provincial farmhouse that’s located among the vineyards on the 120-hectare estate – provides a welcoming and memorable wine-tasting experience for visitors. The cellar door was recently awarded Best Large Cellar Door in the Geelong Region by Gourmet Traveller WINEand a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Scotchmans Hill offers a strong focus on quality wine and service, and visitors are encouraged to take part in a comprehensive tasting session, buy wine by the glass or bottle, or simply enjoy the atmosphere.
The venue features an open alfresco area that’s perfect for those warm, lazy days, as well as a superb fireplace to keep guests cosy during the winter months. Patrons can enjoy a selection of lunches and shared platters inspired by local produce, while savouring Scotchmans Hill’s award-winning wines. Accolades include Best Pinot Noir and Wine of Show for the 2017 Cornelius Norfolk Pinot Noir and the Rosé Gold Award for the 2019 Swan Bay Rosé at the 2019 Geelong Wine Show.
From wine novices to connoisseurs, Scotchmans Hill’s knowledgeable, passionate and friendly staff take visitors on a journey of fun and informative tastings that will leave them with a deeper understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of wine for years to come.
For those seeking a truly memorable wine-tasting experience, Scotchmans Hill offers seated, guided wine tastings for six to twenty people in its private tasting room, combined with grazing platters on request. Afterwards, you can take in the picturesque sights on the property and truly unwind. The Bellarine Peninsula is a perfect destination for food and wine lovers, and Scotchmans Hill is a shining gem in the region’s crown.
⇐ 2013 Cornelius Kirkcaldy Pinot Noir
Rich and powerful bouquet showing dark plum and cherry fruits, dominating the palate with layers of spice, earthy flavours and cedar oak. This is a powerful pinot noir with plenty of ripe tannins and firm acid giving the wine great structure and depth.
⇐ 2016 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz
Complex nose of dark plum and ripe cherry aromas. Spice and pepper notes with cedar oak rounds out the bouquet. The palate is bright with an array of red fruits and dark cherries. A medium-bodied, mid-palate wine with integrated tannins and oak that has excellent balance and structure, giving great longevity.
⇐ 2018 Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay
This is a complex and lively wine showing nectarine and grapefruit aromas rounded out by creamy notes and nutty oak. The palate is fresh with a mineral edge of white peach and grapefruit making way to a savoury mid-palate and cashew nut oak finish. There is tremendous drive and structure with this wine which will reward cellaring over the next six to eight years.
⇐ 2016 Swan Bay Pinot Noir
Displaying notes of red fruits, violets and spice, this pinot noir is fresh and juicy with an elegant oak background. With perfumed notes of plum, strawberry and violet, this medium-bodied wine has an excellent mid-palate weight. Soaked on skins for four to five days before being wild fermented for a further week, this pinot noir is aged for ten months in French oak barrels.
190 Scotchmans Road,
Open 10:30am–4:30pm daily
Lunches and shared platters inspired by local produce. Open 12:00pm-4:00pm daily during summer months and 12:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday to Sunday during winter months
Weddings & Functions
Yes (100+ seated and 120 standing)
Guided tours, wine masterclasses and online sales. A private tasting room for six to twenty-five people is available upon request