Scion is an artisan producer handcrafting wines from vine to bottle. The cellar door is located in the heart of Rutherglen, offering a contemporary narrative within a wonderfully historic wine growing region.
Scion handcrafts five grape varieties into a focused selection of wines, from aromatic afternoon whites to elegant reds and delicate dessert wines. We grow our own grapes, which we vinify and bottle onsite.
A personalised wine experience awaits visitors to our Cellar Door, which has featured three times in the Gourmet Traveller Wine Best Australian Cellar Door Awards (including twice for Best Cellar Door in Rutherglen).
Rowly Milhinch is the owner and winemaker at Scion. While not an obvious move, establishing a wine business in Rutherglen upon completing design school in Melbourne was inspired through ancestral links to the region.
As a great-great-great grandson of George Francis Morris, the founding father of Morris Wines (est. 1859), Rowly references tradition using grape varieties synonymous with Rutherglen, but in unexpected ways. His contemporary winemaking style seeks to highlight elegance and structure, inspired by France and food. Every step of the process is completed by hand ensuring wine quality and seasonality are focus.