Scion: The fusion of a new generation onto strong roots
THE WAY WE ARE
Scion is a progressive winery with a strong sense of its heritage – blending the simplicity and rawness of the old ways with a thoroughly modern vision.
Self-taught winemaker Rowly Milhinch is a descendant of George Francis Morris, one of Australia’s most renowned vignerons of the mid-19th Century.
Formerly a graphic designer, Rowly applies creative thinking to his winemaking to craft dynamic wine styles. Within the world of viticulture, discovering the nuances of place and seasonality has been pivotal to this process.
Scion’s winemaking style represents modern Rutherglen, with an elegance inspired by France and good food.
We chose our site for its unique combination of soils, northern aspect and gentle slope.
Established in 2002, Scion began with the planting of an eight-acre vineyard of varietals synonymous with Rutherglen.
We have a vision for an environmentally sustainable future, from the use of solar power to run our winery and cellar door, to a small cluster of beehives enhancing biodiversity on our farm.