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Scion Vineyard & Winery

74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
+61 2 6032 8844
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Fabulous experience at cellar door

Thanks to trip advisor for helping us find this great & unique cellar door. It was the best cellar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mofarrell2015
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
A new wine experience in Rutherglen

Scion was heavily recommended and it was justified. Focus on table wines. The Viognier, Rose, Syrah... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter C
,
Sydney, 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 1 week ago 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

Thank mofarrell2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Marc C
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Pamela R
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank mullinbill
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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!

Thank Wharf N
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jodie422
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jodie422, Thanks for sharing your feedback! Glad you enjoyed the Durif, hope to see you again soon, Cheers, Rowly

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
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ron W, Thanks for your review and sensitivities toward sustainability! We agree, and appreciate your support, Cheers, Rowly

Reviewed 18 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

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