Scotchman's Hill


On March 4, 2002, John visited the Scotchman's Hill winery on the Bellarine Peninsula near  Drysdale, Victoria.

We were accompanied by wine expert Nigel Watson, son of Jimmy Watson after whom Australia's most prestigious wine award is named.

With his brother, Nigel runs "Jimmy Watson's" restaurant in Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne

This included:

  • a wine tasting
  • a tour round the winery with the chief wine maker
  • lunch on the veranda at Spray Farm

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The vines planted over the past 20 years

The "artificial cave" where the wine is stored in oak casks

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The 1851 house at Spray Farm.....

...made a great setting for lunch

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with spectacular views towards Geelong....

..and across St Philip's Bay to Melbourne

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