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Scion Vineyard & Winery

74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
+61 2 6032 8844
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Love what they are doing with wines here, completely different style than everything else in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlie W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Scion ok

Last winery of our day and was a little underwhelmed. Wine was dearer than most of the others and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TrevorTips
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Melbourne
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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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“after dark” (8 reviews)
“dessert wine” (6 reviews)
“small winery” (7 reviews)
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74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last winery of our day and was a little underwhelmed. Wine was dearer than most of the others and had a $5 tasting fee if not buying. Wines were ok but nothing special.More

2  Thank TrevorTips
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi TrevorTips, Thanks for your feedback. We're really lucky in Rutherglen as there are many Cellar Door choices out there for visitors - hoping that you came across a few that met your expectation. We welcome you back if returning to Rutherglen, and hope your...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I had heard about this Winery on Postcards, so while we were holidaying in Yarrawonga and doing our yearly winery day at Rutherglen, I suggested we visit this place. From the moment we walked in we realised we had discovered a hidden gem with wines...More

Thank debnicholls2017
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi debnicholls2017, Really appreciate your feedback and most pleased that you had a great time during your visit to Cellar Door. Look forward to seeing you next Easter! Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a fantastic boutique winery, always welcoming and happy to chat no matter how busy. Sensational wines Yum!

Thank Jacqueline C
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jacqueline C, Thanks for sharing your experience, our main focus at Cellar Door is to make time for our visitors. Then to chat about the wines of course! Glad you enjoyed your visit, hoping to catch you again when next visiting Rutherglen, Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The wine maker here has got some really interesting things in the go. For example - a Fabulous durif rose - light in colour and not too sweet - yet enough flavour to keep your taste buds humming happily. The wine list isn't extensive -...More

1  Thank Donna M
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Donna M, Thanks for your visit during the Taste festival, glad you had a great time. Appreciate your sentiment in supporting wineries directly and that we see you again sometime soon, Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Loved our experience with Rowley and his team at Scion - Great range of top quality wines made with passion and care .

Thank MickfromM
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi MickfromM, Hope that your Rutherglen experience was a terrific one, appreciate your review of the Scion experience. Happy drinking! Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was the last winery we visited on day 1 and by far one of the best wineries I have visited. The wines and service was exemplary. Highly recommended

Thank Kevin L
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Kevin L, Thanks for your feedback, appreciate you visiting! Hope that the Taste festival was a great one for you, hope to see you again next year, Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Not as broad a range as many of the others but what they do have, they do exceedingly well. No visit to Rutherglen is complete without a tasting and picking up a few bottles of After Dark direct from the cellar door.

Thank Jeff L
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi Jeff L, Thanks for your kind words! Our mantra is 'less is more' - glad this resonated with you. Hope to see you again soon :) Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite in Rutherglen. Wines are definetly the best in region. Family owned and passionate about their craft.

Thank peggynorth
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hi peggynorth, Thanks for your comments! Taking the time to share your thoughts is most appreciated, hoping to see you in Rutherglen again soon, Cheers, Rowly

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One of the nicest boutique Wineries in Rutherglen. Fluer and Rose' are a very fine bottle of wine. Thank you Rolley and Sally for a lovely day

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hi, Thanks very much for your comments. Hoping that your Rutherglen experience was a great one! Cheers, Rowly

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