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Scion Vineyard & Winery

74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
+61 2 6032 8844
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Hidden Gem

A lovely little winery that's not far from Rutherglen township but one you might miss if you don't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pamela R
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Wodonga, Australia
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Our wine group visited here recently and enjoyed a tutoured tasting with The wine makers mother who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mullinbill
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Melbourne, Australia
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Scion is a dynamic and creative boutique wine business established in Rutherglen, North East Victoria. Visit our intimate cellar door, take a wander through our 8-acre vineyard and be guided through our tiny winery. Meet the makers and enjoy our quintessential Australian country setting, only 2km south of the Rutherglen township.Our fruit is carefully hand-picked, wines are innovative/non-traditional and are hand-made with a focus on quality. We specialise in working with the varieties Muscat and Durif, which have been traditionally grown in Rutherglen for many years.We have a distinctive lineage in the Rutherglen region: inspired great-great granddaughter Jan Milhinch and son Rowly established Scion Vineyard from bare earth, 'scions' of pioneering Rutherglen vigneron (1859) GF Morris.Since planting in 2002, Scion has won trophies and gold medals with their hand-crafted wines including Best Australian Durif awarded at the 2010 Rutherglen Wine Show and Best Fortified for 2010 as described by Jeni Port with their Sweet Durif. They have developed innovative styles using the famous Muscat grape variety, including the delicate Rose Muscat dessert wine, a dry aromatic Orange Muscat Rosé and drier aperitif fortified wine, a vintage Brown Muscat.Don't forget to find Scion Vineyard & Winery on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
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74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little winery that's not far from Rutherglen township but one you might miss if you don't look for it. Loved the wine and the owner was very knowledgable about their particular wines. We all really enjoyed the ambience of this winery

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our wine group visited here recently and enjoyed a tutoured tasting with The wine makers mother who presented the wines very well with great knowledge and impressed all. We all enjoyed the wines and my wife even bought one of her winebreather carafe's which we...More

Thank mullinbill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic wines with modern touches. The tasting session was very informative, as well as highly enjoyable. As others have mentioned, just buy one of each!

Thank Wharf N
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Clean toilets, friendly staff and delicious wine. Recommend the Durif. Fantastic photography on show.

Thank Jodie422
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had the fortunate opportunity to taste some quite unique styles of wine while Rowley enthused about their vineyard and wine development . There were several other sustainable environmental features at the vineyard which i noticed , the solar panel array adjacent the car park...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

What a great tip from TA reviewers. Scion is a newish winery with a young owner/winemaker who is doing things in a new way. Rowley loves to talk with visitors about his approach in a cellar door with a great vibe. Scion is on the...More

Thank DBT53
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hi DBT53, Thanks for your feedback! We hope that electric vehicles become more common more quickly, and love it when the sun shines a little more these days having installed our hybrid energy system. Hope to catch you again at Cellar Door. Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Exceptional visit to this Winery that produces wine that changes paradigms eg loved the duriff which was a light rose colour! Rowly is passionate about what he does, produces amazing wines and gives an unforgettable tour through his boutique arty wines. Do yourself a favour...More

Thank Rosemary k
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hi Rosemary K, Appreciate your feedback! Glad that our Durif story resonated and hope to see you again soon at Cellar Door, Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 13 July 2017

On a recent trip to the wine regions of Canberra and Victoria with friends I attended Scion not sure what we would get. We like visiting the smaller wineries rather than the huge commercial ones because we believe we get more personal service, more interesting...More

Thank Bartlettforpresident
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi Bartlettforpresident, You've pretty much summed up the scene here! Thanks for recognising all the detail, and for taking the time to share your thoughts, it's much appreciated! Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 11 July 2017

You haven't been to Rutherglen until you've been to Scion. This is a real Don't-miss spot with some of the nicest wines we've ever tried. Ever. Sure, there's bigger wineries, but none that hit all the right spots like Scion. We make the trip here...More

Thank kb1262
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi kb1262, Thanks for sharing such positive feedback - makes it all worthwhile for us! Hope to catch you in Cellar Door again sometime soon, Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Love what they are doing with wines here, completely different style than everything else in the area. Great cellar door and wonderful service, the winemaker is usually on the cellar door himself, which makes for an incredibly personal experience. A must see in the Rutherglen...More

Thank Carlie W
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi Carlie W, Thanks for your feedback, great to hear our wine style and focus on the Cellar Door experience resonated with you! Hope to catch you in Rutherglen again, Cheers, Rowly

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