Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula and is the oldest and largest winery in the region. As 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 with a 5-red star rating.
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 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 WINE and a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor.
Scotchmans Hill has 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 with a brand-new undercover courtyard, 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. The addition of a new wine garden allows guests to take full advantage of the spectacular views while enjoying a bottle of wine and cheese and charcuterie boards.
The 2019 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz was in James Halliday’s Top 100 wines for year in 2021 and was awarded 98 points. But this historic vineyard boasts many more accolades at notable wine shows, including the Geelong Wine show and Victorian 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. The Bellarine Peninsula is a perfect destination for food and wine lovers, and Scotchmans Hill is a shining gem in the region’s crown.
⇐ 2015 Norfolk Pinot Noir
The bouquet is alluring and exotic with perfumed fruits of cherries and plums. Spice and earthy undertones round out the wine. The palate is rich and complex with plum and cherry fruit; sappy whole bunch notes dominate the mid palate, which flows through to a savoury oak finish. Juicy acid and ripe, firm tannins deliver power and structure to the wine.
⇐ 2020 Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay
This is a complex and lively wine showing nectarine and grapefruit aromas rounded out by creamy notes and nutty oak.
⇐ 2021 Scotchmans Hill Pinot Gris
The wine has a tight mineral palate with nashi pear, lemon zest and spice flavours with creamy mid palate and a light oak finish.
⇐ 2019 Mount Bellarine Shiraz
The palate is ripe and juicy with dark fruits, spice and forest floor flavours with stylish tannins and a long finish.
190 Scotchmans Road,
Open 11:30am to 4:00pm daily
Lunches and shared platters inspired by local produce
Open 11:30am to 4:00pm, Wednesday to Monday.
Weddings & Functions
Scotchmans Hill Wine Garden – open weekends from 11:30am to 4:00pm
Cheese and charcuterie boards are also available to purchase and enjoy in the garden, and bookings are essential Guided tours, wine masterclasses and online sales are available, alongside a private tasting room for six to twenty-five people upon request