Allan Scott Family Winemakers
A family of winemakers and wine-lovers
Allan Scott, with a bunch of adventurers, pioneered Marlborough wine region.
In 1973 a bunch of adventurous farmers, winemakers and wine-lovers mustered their energies on a cold, windy day in Marlborough and planted thousands of twig-like vines in the hard clay.
They didn’t realise they had planted those twigs the wrong way, but once that was remedied, their efforts became the beginning of what is now New Zealand’s largest wine region – Marlborough. Allan Scott was one of those people.
Allan Scott is one of the true pioneers and a name synonymous with New Zealand’s acclaimed Marlborough region. Allan along with wife Catherine founded the Allan Scott Family Winemakers label in 1990 and it quickly became a household brand name in the highly competitive wine industry. Today Allan, Catherine and entire family, Victoria, Joshua and Sara, head up the production and marketing management of the company with a highly skilled operational team.
The modern fully equipped winery specializes in the production of the aromatic varieties; Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris which are perfectly suited to the gravelly soils that predominate in the vineyards. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir also thrive in the sunny Marlborough climate, contributing to the Scotts’ ever growing reputation for traditionally made wines, both still and sparkling are produced from these varietals.
Allan Scott Family Winemakers is one of the most visited wineries in Marlborough, with its fully operational purpose built winery, cellar door and vineyard restaurant and it is the perfect place to start a history lesson on Marlborough’s extensive wine region; the largest and fastest-growing in the country.
Words: Allan Scott Family Winemakers