Allan Scott Family Winemakers has been built upon a solid foundation of family collaboration; a shared vision of viticultural excellence, a passion for the vintner’s craft, and a dedication to the creation of award-winning wines year after year.
While the original vines are still bearing fruit of the highest quality and will continue to be enjoyed by future generations to come, Allan and wife Catherine’s domain over the Scott Family Winemaker’s Estate will become shared as they make way for the children to leave their mark on the winemaking legacy.
Formerly known as the Prestige range and in recognition of this generational shift, Allan Scott Family Winemakers has launched a re-brand of the series, aptly named Generations.
The Generations branding is a playful nod to the Scott’s family roots, with hand illustrated labels eloquently and cleverly portraying those commonly found objects at the winery, such as a cork screw or well-worn shovel. Each illustration is then mirrored with another in a child’s render, referencing the handing down of skills between generations.
The varietals are single-vineyard sourced and created from the best grapes produced on the Scott’s estate. Due to the family’s exacting standards and the result of low-yield vines, meticulous viticulture and special attention in the cellar, these wines will only be produced in limited quantities.
“Each of the new varietals are much more intense and more individually focused on what the variety will deliver by our nurturing, which of course takes a lot more time and consideration,” says patriarch Allan Scott. “This range is all about the best fruit, the best processing and the best combination of skills to create original flavours that are balanced by both sweetness and acidity.”
Just as Allan and Catherine planted the first of the family owned vineyards in Marlborough in 1975, now it is the next era of the Scott family taking the reins. Son Josh leads the accomplished production team of winemakers and viticulturists as well as being the innovations guru, daughter Sara now takes responsibility for company administration and HR while elder daughter Victoria delivers as Sales and Marketing Director.
The winery is also adapting, moving to focus more on brand development with premium varietals and its growing international presence across Europe, Asia, Australia and USA.
Son Josh believes the conditions are perfect to introduce the new range to market as all three Scott children are heavily involved in taking the label to its next iteration.
“Not only are we now cementing our place in the business but some of our older children are now getting involved. I hope that one day the baton will then be passed on to our grandchildren too,” says Josh.
The perfect segue and standing testimony to the family tradition of a commitment to quality, Generations is more than just a new wine flight or change of label. It’s a nod to the changing of the guards, now holding the keys to the family legacy.
The first drop of varietals is available now and includes the Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Dry Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The full range of wines will be available from leading restaurants and fine wine retailers across the country, priced from $26.00 to $36.00.
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94 Franklin Road, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011
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