Scion: The fusion of a new generation onto strong roots 

People handpicking grapes in vineyard

THE WAY WE ARE

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a thoroughly modern spin on the region's traditional grape varietals.

We grow and handcraft wines in small batches – from aromatic afternoon whites and dry rosé to elegant reds and delicate dessert wines.

Self-taught winemaker Rowly Milhinch is a descendant of George Francis Morris, one of Australia’s pioneering vignerons of the mid-19th Century. Formerly a graphic designer, Rowly applies creative thinking to his winemaking to craft dynamic wine styles that represent modern Rutherglen.

Winemaker Rowly Milhinch standing in front of barrels

OUR PLACE

Rutherglen is Bangerang country. We pay respect to the people who belong to these lands, waterways and skies.

Planted in 2002, 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.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability underpins every decision we make as vignerons, with a focus on biological management of the soil ecosystems in our vineyards and the use of solar power and rainwater to run our winery and cellar door.  

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.