Few can lay claim to having worked every grape harvest in Marlborough, but Allan Scott can.
We've been proud to be associated with Allan Scott over several years and are very excited to announce that Allan Scott himself will attend this year's regatta to conduct wine tastings in person.
Allan Scott is one of the true pioneers and a name synonymous with New Zealand’s acclaimed Marlborough region, having planted the region’s first vineyard in 1973. In June 2011 he was awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour for services to the New Zealand wine industry.
Allan has nearly 40 years in the wine business, which makes him one of the most experienced people in Marlborough when it comes to growing, making and marketing wine. When Allan and his wife Catherine decided to settle here in 1973, (Cathy is a fifth generation Marlburian) Allan took a job with Montana working in their new vineyards. In 1980 he was head-hunted by Corbans to oversee the establishment of their Marlborough vineyards and to become part of the winemaking team.
This interest and passion for making wine eventually led to the establishment of Allan Scott Family Winemakers in 1990, making Allan Scott one of the first independent wineries in Marlborough. The Allan Scott winery has seen some changes since then. Over the 29 years since its inception, the winery has evolved to keep ahead of the changing demands from the market, whilst still remaining a family business. Allan and Catherine oversee every aspect of the business and have entrusted the key operational elements to each of their three children – Josh (winemaking and COO), Sara (viticulturist) and Victoria (marketing). In the way Allan is a pioneer, Josh is an innovator and adventurer. He’s introduced modern techniques that have lifted Allan Scott wines even more and the two work closely to this day.
"At Allan Scott, making great wine is a given, but by improving techniques and enhancing the environment we can protect our patch of Eden for the next generation. We’re big advocates of sustainable practices, and as an accredited member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand we go above and beyond to eliminate waste and pollution from our processes."
"We’ve been part of Marlborough’s transformation from a place known for its sunshine into a region known for some of the best wines in the world. We’re committed to the future of this place and we love that we’re in a position where we can give back to our community; supporting several worthy causes both regionally and nationally."
Along with the core range of Allan Scott Estate wines, there is a méthode traditionnelle range and the family’s Scott Base Vineyard in Central Otago
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