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Scion Wine

74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
+61 2 6032 8844
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Excellent winery

Our first visit to this wonderful winery, which is now a new favourite. Each of the wines are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SMunchenberg
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Melbourne, Australia
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Best of the best!

I just stumbled upon this jewel in the Rutherglen crown! Creative winemaking, beautifully crafted... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Peter S
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to this wonderful winery, which is now a new favourite. Each of the wines are carefully crafted, and with great variety and results. Was worth taking the time to linger over each one and hear how it was produced and how best...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I just stumbled upon this jewel in the Rutherglen crown! Creative winemaking, beautifully crafted wines and a warm welcome. An easy 5 stars!More

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Peter S, Really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and glad that your experience at Cellar Door was a good one. Hoping that the many other jewels within the Rutherglen crown shimmered away at you! Will hope to catch you back at Cellar Door again...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

the lady who looked after us was both informative and very friendly. we tried all of the wines and bought quite a few away with us great wines

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi dale d, Thanks for stopping by and supporting our small winery. Hope that the rest of your visit to Rutherglen was terrific! Cheers, Rowly

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Thanks to trip advisor for helping us find this great & unique cellar door. It was the best cellar door we experienced in Rutherglen over the weekend and certainly amongst the more memorable of the many cellar doors we have visited elsewhere. We were lucky...More

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi mofarrell2015, Thanks for sharing your experience, really glad that you enjoyed the Syrah, Durif and for supporting our Mosé project. Hope to see you back in Rutherglen sometime soon, Cheers, Rowly

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Scion was heavily recommended and it was justified. Focus on table wines. The Viognier, Rose, Syrah and Durif -Viognier were all winners for us. Sally and Rowly also have a commitment to the environment - solar panels and a Tesla charge point. Great to see....More

Thank Peter C
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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Peter C, Thanks for sharing your feedback, really pleased that you enjoyed our wines and had a great time in the process of discovering them. Hope to catch you again soon, Cheers, Rowly

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Good wines and pleasant cellar door staff including the owner/ wine maker so able to talk about the wine. Nice cellar door. Just one drawback is the price of the wines which were fairly expensive.More

Thank Mark S
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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Mark S, Thanks for sharing your feedback. Our wines range in price between $24 and $42 which reflect our artisan approach: we grow our own grapes, make all wine on-site by hand, and bottle everything on-site to ensure the highest quality. We have chosen...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit on a Monday morning and had a wine tasting just for my wife and myself. As a result we were able to ask lots of questions and gained a good insight into the wine-making style and processes undertaken by...More

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Marc C, Appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Great to hear that our wines resonated with you and your wife, and hope you've tucked a few away to age gracefully. Cheers, Rowly

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

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

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Pamela R, Thanks for your review! Hope that the rest of your stay was great, and to see you again in Cellar Door, Cheers, Rowly

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi mullinbill, Great to hear your visit was excellent, will pass on your feedback to Jan. Thanks for stopping by, hope that you found some other super wines during your Rutherglen experience, Cheers, Rowly

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

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!

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Wharf N, Hope that the rest of your Rutherglen experience was great! Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts, Cheers, Rowly

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