Scion: The fusion of a new generation onto strong roots
DEEP ROOTS, NEW SHOOTS
Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a thoroughly modern spin on the region's traditional grape varietals. Expect Durif redesigned and Muscat reimagined.
Established in 2002 from the ground up, Scion was inspired by Winemaker Rowly Milhinch's great-great-great grandfather George Francis Morris, a pioneering Australian vigneron.
We aim to grow exceptional fruit that reflects place and seasonality. We aim to make interesting, sometimes unexpected, but always delicious wines.
In small batches, we handcraft wines that represent modern Rutherglen. We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy making them.
We chose our site for its unique combination of soils, northern aspect and gentle slope. Here we planted Linlithgow Vineyard, eight acres of varietals synonymous with Rutherglen and home to our Cellar Door just 2km south of the township.
We are also current custodians of the historic Terravinia Vineyard, four acres of shiraz nestled into a northern slope overlooking the Murray River.
Rutherglen is Bpangerang country. We pay respect to the people who belong to these lands, waterways and skies.
Sustainability underpins every decision we make as vignerons, with a focus on biological management of our soil ecosystems in our vineyards and the use of solar power and rainwater to run our winery and cellar door.
Our two vineyards are certified by Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.
As a grower-producer, sustainable viticulture ensures that our most important assets – our land and our grapevines – are cared for now and into the future. The holistic consideration of farming inputs and outputs is best practice for a healthy environment throughout the vineyard. This directly benefits vine health and, in turn, wine quality. Great wines are made in the vineyard.
A Tesla charging station is available to Cellar Door visitors and a cluster of beehives enhances farm biodiversity.