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Scotchman’s Hill is owned by the Browne family and was established in 1982 as the second vineyard and first winery in the Geelong wine region. The first vintage was 1986 and though still family owned and operated has expanded to include approximately 40% of the Geelong wine regions total bottled wine production.
Scotchmans Hill Location
Scotchman’s Hill is located in the Geelong wine region of Victoria and occupies a site on the Bellarine Peninsula on Mount Bellarine. The site is known for its fertility and ability to grow quantity of high quality fruit, and the vineyard boasts thick black soils and basalt subsoils attributed to an extinct volcano that once populated the site. Cellar door is located at the historic Spray Farm property.
Scotchmans Hill Brands
Scotchman’s Hill has an associated wholesale portfolio but its core wine brands include Swan Bay (early drinking styles), The Hill (entry level wines), Scotchman’s Hill (core varietal range), Cornelius (‘alternative wines’) and the Single Vineyard range.
Scotchmans Hill Winery
Winemaking is undertaken at the state of the art winemaking facility established and developed by the Brownes. Modern technique and cutting edge technology assist the viticulture teams vineyard and grape understandings with the pursuit of fruit driven, pure clean winemaking in mind.
|Address||190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale, VIC, 3222, Australia|
|Phone||(03) 5251 3176|
Medium to light yellow colour. Dusty mineral aromas, chippy oak. Rich and broad in the mouth, with some sweetness and shrill fruit, lemon/citrus, and a touch clumsy. Unctuous and lacks finesse. Commercial style.
Pale red, brick-red tinges. Rather weak colour. Shy, restrained nose: light-bodied and savoury, developed, some nutty, toasty aspects. A fair wine if cheap. No real fault.
Deep purple/red, bright colour. Plum pits. Raw, youthful black fruit aromas with some spice and some reductive accents. Fairly simple, primary fruit of a very ripe to overripe nature, with prune juice and aniseed, and some alcohol heat. OK 'drink ...