Scion /sy-on/:

1. the fusion of a new generation onto strong roots

2.  the descendant of a notable family

Scion is a producer of artisan wines, handcrafted from vine to bottle. Scion’s vision is to produce premium wines guided by the creative and modern interpretation of traditional Rutherglen varietals.


Their Wines


All by hand, they grow and craft small-batch wines – from aromatic afternoon whites to elegant reds and delicate dessert wines. Scion’s winemaking style represents modern Rutherglen, with an elegance inspired by France and good food.

Their Place


Located just 2km south of the township on their estate vineyard, Scion’s cellar door is nestled in the natural landscape among grey box gums.


Visit to taste their focused range of artisan wines, or BYO picnic to enjoy with a glass overlooking the countryside and working winery.

Their Winemaking

Established in 2002, Scion is a modern 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.

Rowly’s passion was seeded in design school, where inspiring outcomes follow a creative process. Transitioning into the wine industry was a matter of understanding the nuances of viticulture to achieve creative winemaking outcomes. Today, Scion’s artisan wines truly express this journey from vine to bottle.

A sustainable future underscores their vision, from the use of solar power to run the winery and cellar door, to a small cluster of beehives enhancing biodiversity on the farm.


74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen  VIC  3685

P: 02 6032 8844


Opening hours
Cellar Door is open 7 days, from 10am – 5pm.
For groups of 10 or more, please phone ahead: 02 6032 8844.