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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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Passion at its finest

Scion was stop #1 of five on my recent wine tour in Rutherglen. Rowly has some serious passion for winemaking and took the time to share his knowledge about his journey and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Scion was stop #1 of five on my recent wine tour in Rutherglen. Rowly has some serious passion for winemaking and took the time to share his knowledge about his journey and explained the wines in great detail. He has produced some excellent results and is a must visit for all looking to tour the region!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always lovely! Beautiful cool and rustic shed with just the right amount of quirky Great wines, attentive staff and gallery

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

Hi Charlie E, Thanks for your annual support for Rutherglen, the community sends a high-five your way! Glad you had a great time at Scion, looking forward to next year! Cheers, Rowly More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great visit yesterday to the cellar door. Lucky enough to have a long chat with the winemaker about his wines and vineyard. Wines superb and outstanding!

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

Hi karma64, Thanks for taking the time to visit. Appreciate your comments and hope to catch you at Cellar Door again soon, Cheers, Rowly More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The pick of the Rutherglen vineyards. Rowly impressed us with his knowledge, easy going welcome and ability to pour wine with a baby on his hip. The quality and uniqueness of their limited release production wines really impressed. This appears to be the new guard of wineries in the area and definitely worth a visit.

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

Hi cushla3, The new skill of dad-sitting and wine pouring is slowly improving, glad you found it somewhat impressive! Thanks for your comments and appreciation for what we are trying to achieve. Cheers, Rowly More 

Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had visited RutherGlen previously but hadn't been to this one & its really good. The wine is very nice, the staff friendly the outside quirky. Worth a visit

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

Hi Lyn M, It's always great when visitors appreciate our little space from the outside as well as in, thanks for your comments. Hope to see you at Cellar Door again soon, Cheers, Rowly More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We came and fell in love with the lovely small cellar door. Great wines, awesome knowledge and very warming. Will return!

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

Hi ddelchau, We look forward to your return! Thanks for sharing your experience and hope that you're enjoying some nice wines at home, Cheers, Rowly More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A Rutherglen favourite for us, Rowly, Sally & Jan are great, and their wine is great too. Definitely worth a visit

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

Hi Carly R, We're blushing over here at Cellar Door, your kind words are appreciated :) Hope to catch you again soon, Cheers, Rowly More 

Aspendale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Call in for a wine tasting Jan took us on a journey through the many wines grown here. We particularly enjoyed the the after dark with a chocolate sample, this is a must when you visit Rutherglen. Thx Jan....

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

Hi DonnyMelbourne, I've passed your comments onto Jan, thanks for sharing. Hope you're frequently enjoying chocolate and wine, one of the true pleasures in life if you ask us! Cheers, Rowly More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We recently spent 3 days in the Rutherglen for the express purpose of visiting the district’s wineries. We tasted everything that was available and concluded Scion is producing seriously good wines. In our opinion, the table wines are the best in the district. Needless to say, our cellar has grown. Scion has a great rustic cellar door where we experienced... More 

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

Hi Andrew N Rhonda T, Thanks for making the trip to Rutherglen, by the sounds of things you were able to appreciate the wonderful diversity of our region. Glad that you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again soon, Cheers, Rowly More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

visiting scion winery is absolutely a must if you going to the rutherglen area! beautiful wines and the service is amazing. we had a great experience and a great time during our tasting. thank you!

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

You're welcome, He H! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts :) Cheers, Rowly More 

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