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Scion Vineyard & Winery

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Address: 74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
Phone Number:
0260328844
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Scion is a dynamic and creative boutique wine business established in...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Inverleigh, Australia
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Inverleigh, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to match. OMG their wines are like liquid gold!! And owner Rowly was so helpful... More 

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Thank debnicholls2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Jacqueline C
Brisbane, Australia
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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 - but expect every wine to be unique and a wee bit special. This was the... More 

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

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 More 

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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 .

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Thank MickfromM
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

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

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10 reviews
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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

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Thank Kevin L
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

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 More 

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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.

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Thank Jeff L
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

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 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank peggynorth
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

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 More 

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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 review

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

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visit Scion each time we come up from Melbourne. It's a great experience every time, Rowly and Jan always look after us and give the most knowledgeable, first hand stories about the wines. A wonderful personalised experience always. Love it!!

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Thank kitty_wurst
Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Hi kitty_wurst, Thanks for your ongoing support of our winery, it's always pleasure learn of such nice sentiments. Hoping to see you in Rutherglen again soon, Cheers, Rowly More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The only way to describe this most pleasant addition to the not-so-typical Rutherglen wine trail. Do yourself a favour and turn off the Rutherglen main drag next time you're nearby and spend a quality hour with Rowly and Jan.

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Rowland M, Owner at Scion Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Hi BradCoughlan, We really appreciate your comments, thanks for dropping by and hope that your time in Rutherglen was a great one! Cheers, Rowly More 

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