From a history of pioneers, comes a pioneering wine

In the early days of New Zealand’s gold rush, Eli Scott arrived to find his fortune within the hard parts of the earth. The first of our family to settle in this Pacific frontier, he scoured mountains and fossicked rivers in his tireless search for treasure. His fortitude and grit has inspired us to create […]

Perfecting the taste of a pure NZ summer

We are thrilled to announce that our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 has been awarded 93 Points by Wine Spectator. This leaps out of the glass, with expressive, intense fruit flavors of silky smooth lemon meringue, mango, tangerine and fresh-cut apple. Candied ginger and green tea notes join a detail of salted lime before lingering on […]

Embracing Adventure: Proudly Sponsoring New Zealand’s Ultimate Endurance Challenge

At Allan Scott Family Winemakers, we believe in the power of adventure to transform lives. That’s why we are immensely proud to sponsor the Kathmandu Coast to Coast, an iconic multisport event that embodies the spirit of exploration and endurance. This remarkable event takes participants across the stunning landscape of New Zealand, from the serene […]

Vintage 2023 Unveiled: A Journey from Vine to Bottle in Marlborough

Embark on a sensory voyage with us as we unravel the intricacies of Harvest 2023, capturing the essence of each step from the meticulous pruning of vines in July 2022 to the creation of the exquisite Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in June 2023. Join our dedicated camera team as they shadow the experts, revealing the heart […]

Distinctly regal Central Otago flavour

It wasn’t just a passion for creating great wine that sent the Scott family searching for the perfect vineyard in Central Otago, it was also a longstanding love of the region. With a climate and terrain unmatched for its rugged beauty and ability to produce excellent wines, it’s no wonder we have been enamoured with […]

Allan Scott Kekerengu

Discover the coastal elegance of Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc

Imagine a place that embodies everything good about the Marlborough wine region, but in a little-known valley to the south. Hidden between ageless mountains and an iron sea is a place of wild beauty named Kekerengu. Located within Marlborough’s Appellation Wine Region, Kekerengu is untouched and unique. The soil here is different — stony and […]

Vintage 2022 Perfecting the taste of a pure NZ summer

The vintage 2022 highlight was filmed over a period of 12 months. From the moment the vines were pruned in July 2021, to when the wine was made in June 2022. We had our camera crew follow the team across all 12 months, day and night. The team at Allan Scott Wines would like to […]

The No.1 Best Wine Value of 2021

Great wine doesn’t have to be expensive. In celebration of those wines that overdeliver on quality for the price, Wine Spectator selected the Top 10 Wine Values of 2021, with Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2021 taking first place on the list! The No.1 Best Wine Value / 93 Point bottle of Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc […]

NZ Sauvignon Blanc at its finest

Wine scores and reviews are important to us as they provide a clear indication of whether we are on the right track, and there is also the added benefit of letting you make the best choice possible by having an independent expert opinion. With every vintage we strive towards creating the purest, most memorable, and […]

The Top 50 Gold medal-winning Merlot!

We are delighted to share that our delicious Allan Scott 2020 Hawkes Bay Merlot has won GOLD in the New World Wine Awards 2021 and made it to the Top 50 wines! The wines were judged using the same internationally recognised 100-point system used at other leading wine shows, which benchmarks entries against what a […]

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc of a new kind

Sauvignon Blanc has put New Zealand winemaking on the map, and we are proud of how far we have come in the last 50 years. Back then, planting wines in Marlborough was unheard of, and today we would like to carry the legacy and let you try Sauvignon Blanc from a very unique part of […]

Marlborough Apprentice 2021

We are very excited to have entered The Hits Marlborough Apprentice competition with NMIT.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ We’d love for you to come to join us at Moa Brewery this Friday at 3.30 pm to cheer on our apprentice Jono and have a glass with us.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Meet our Apprentice Jono Poswillo About the Apprentice Some say […]

What is Rosé Wine?

Following in the footsteps of our European counterparts, New Zealand has seen a resurgence in the popularity of the Rosé style of wine. Some would say it is due to the simplicity of the wine style, and the sense of fun associated. The majority of New Zealand’s Rosé is made from Pinot Noir, though a […]

Freshest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Vintage 2021

We would like to invite you to join the International Sauvignon Blanc Day celebration by raising a glass this weekend with the freshest drop! We are beyond excited to share Marlborough 2021 Sauvignon Blanc straight off the bottling line.  Winemakers have done a fantastic job over the last couple of months, working day & night. The wine […]

Allan Scott wrapped-up Vintage 2021

With the 2021 harvest completed and grapes safely tucked away in tanks, we let our winemakers do their thing and treat us with new vintage wine in a couple of months time 🥂 Vintage 2021 was a normal growing season compared to last year’s uncertainty, except for harvest commencing early and finishing right before the […]

Sauvignon Blanc in the global TOP 100 wines

Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 Named in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2020 —Top 100 Wines Revealed at— Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has announced Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020 has been named the #23 wine in this year’s list of the Top 100 Wines. The full list […]

Bob’s affinity with Central Otago

Perhaps like Bob Campbell you’ll agree that the Scott Base range of wine stands above the rest. Recent reviews scored the Scott Base Emperor Methode Traditionnelle in the Top Rank of all NV Sparkling Chardonnay’s in New Zealand with 95 points and a Gold medal. This places the delicious Methode Traditionnelle above Cloudy Bay Pelorus […]

Spectacular review for Sauvignon!

Allan Scott Family Winemakers are extremely excited to have received 90 points for the 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This is the second year in a row the Allan Scott Estate Sauvignon Blanc has received praise from the highly acclaimed magazine. Josh Scott, who leads the Winemaking team, says “It’s really important to us that we […]

New Chef at Twelve Trees

Twelve Trees Vineyard Restaurant at Allan Scott Family Winemakers is excited to welcome Maree Connolly as the newly appointed Executive Chef. Maree is a stalwart of the Marlborough culinary scene and is renowned and respected by many for her fervent vision for food. Enthusiastically supporting local suppliers, she brings a dynamic and innovative energy to […]

Birthdays, promotions, Fridays! For everyday celebrations, or celebrations everyday…

Introducing the Cecilia Collection Just in time for spring – a cause to celebrate in itself, Allan Scott Family Winemakers are excited to showcase the refreshed look of the Cecilia Collection of Méthode Traditionnelle wines. Named fondly after Allan’s wife, Catherine Cecilia Scott; Cecilia’s consistent high quality has earned it a place as one of […]

Allan Scott wines are going vegan

Innovation and listening to our consumers are two things we pride ourselves on at Allan Scott, and with the 2018 vintage starting to roll out of the winery, it is a great time to make some changes. Senior Winemaker Bruce Abbott knows too well about selecting food and drinks based on what you can eat. […]

Raving review for Allan Scott Cecilia Methode Traditionnelle

The Allan Scott Cecilia Methode Traditionnelle has received a great review from Cameron Douglas MS. Standing tall against some top Champagnes, this Methode Traditionnelle made from Marlborough grapes is well worth a taste! Check out the full review here . A sophisticated Methode Traditionnelle style wine made from predominantly Chardonnay blended with Pinot Noir. Silkily sparkling, […]

Sweet success for the Scotts

Raising the glass not once, twice but four times, Allan Scott Family Winemakers is toasting a number of shiny additions to the pool room after a successful awards season. The team’s first win was at the Royal Easter Show and Cuisine wine awards, with gold, 4 stars and “recommended by” honours for their 2017 Riesling […]

Follow the Allan Scott Wine Advent Journey

Follow us on our Instagram and Facebook Social Media accounts to countdown to Christmas in the best way we know how…. with WINE. For Example; Day 3 is is the Scott Base Pinot Noir….. perfect with Spiced Duck Breast (click for recipe).

Introducing Generations Gewürztraminer

It’s been described as complex, soapy and generally over the top, however Allan Scott’s take on the often misunderstood Gewürztraminer is set to change perceptions and prove that New Zealand-produced Gewürz is a wine of top international quality. The newest member of the exclusive Generations range, Allan Scott Family  Winemakers’ latest release Gewürztraminer has a […]

Understanding the clones in the Pinot Project

Unsure about the term ‘clones’ in the new Pinot Project? Don’t worry you’re not alone!  In this world first case, the clones are quite simply three varieties of Pinot Noir grapes that, by expressing individual characteristics, provide unique flavour profiles to make their own distinctive taste. Click on the images of the grapes below to […]

The Pinot Project: how will you blend yours?

For anyone who thinks they have the midas touch required to become one of only 230 master sommeliers worldwide, the Scott Base ‘Pinot Project’ provides all the ingredients to finesse the vintner’s craft. Applicable for both wine buffs and novices alike, the team from Allan Scott Family Winemakers is providing pinot-loving Kiwis with the unique […]

An award winning 2016

2016 saw success both internationally and domestically for Allan Scott Wines. Check out the accolades. Air New Zealand Wine Awards The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the premier wine competition in New Zealand. Each year, the finest wines from across the country are discovered from almost 1,500 entries. Award winners were announced in October, […]

Chefs On Tour 2017

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2016, in which we raised almost $20,000 for KidsCan, we have teamed up with Cloudy Bay Clams to do it all again for this wonderful charity. On Friday 10 February (the night before the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival) the Allan Scott Courtyard and Gardens will be […]

Marlborough Man

A quintessentially kiwi story of an accidental wine industry trail blazer The true story of our local icon, Allan, is now for sale in retailers. From the planting of the first vines to the global success of New Zealand’s billion-dollar Sauvignon Blanc industry, Allan tells of his experience in the Marlborough wine industry. Don’t miss […]

Woolshed Tour – with Mel Parsons and The Bitches

Allan Scott Family Winemakers are very proud sponsors of Mel Parsons & The Bitches Box.  The sequel – Mel Parsons & Sons of A Bitch, hit rural New Zealand earlier in the year, converting woolsheds into concert halls, and serving Allan Scott Wine!  Check out the tour vid here:

A Pink and Sparkling Addition to Mother’s Day

Sparkling wines the world over have been named after female family members or veuves who ran well-established wineries. Following suit, the Allan Scott Family Winemakers (ASFW) Cecilia Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle Marlborough Brut NV playfully and lovingly nods to an exceptional member of the Scott family, Catherine Cecilia Scott, who alongside husband Allan planted the first […]


Introducing the Gold medal-winning Allan Scott Family Winemakers Marlborough Riesling 2014. Move over Sauvignon, Marlborough has another wine varietal making waves in the white wine category. Stepping up to the winner’s plate at the recent 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards with two gold medals, Allan Scott Family Winemakers (ASFW) is proving that everything happens […]

Mixing Grape and Grain in Marlborough

Becoming a Cicerone is a lot of work, but Josh Scott is up to the challenge. Josh Scott talks beer snobs, supermarket wine, and reaching “peak hop”. By Don Kavanagh –   If you need something done, ask a busy person, they say. If that’s the case, feel free to pass on any important tasks […]

Craft Wine By Allan Scott Family Winemakers

  Looking for something a little more adventurous to choose from the wine list? Spring clean your palate and say cheers to the new range of Craft Wine by Allan Scott Family Winemakers. Created with the ingenuity and sense of adventure Kiwis are known for, Craft Wine by Allan Scott Family Winemakers is an exciting […]

Looking After The Environment

Warm Up Your Dinner Table this Winter with Allan Scott Pinot Noir

With chilly wind and rainy skies settling in, there’s no better time to plan some cosy nights in with family and friends to enjoy a mouth-watering home-cooked meal, and share a delicious bottle of wine. Rug up and relax no matter what the occasion with a bottle of Allan Scott Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013, the […]

Local Winemaker Appoints New GM Sales to Continue Global Growth

Allan Scott Wines and Estates Limited have announced the appointment of Mitchell Gardiner as General Manager Sales to help continue the company’s growth strategy both internationally and locally. A widely-experienced sales manager, Mr Gardiner joins Allan Scott Family Winemakers after 9 years as a senior sales manager with Toops Wholesale, a key subsidiary of the […]

Drink in Summer Days with Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc

With sunny days and warm nights just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about picnics by the water and lazy nights in the back garden with friends and family. At Allan Scott Family Winemakers we know these delicious summer days go best with some casual snacks or a no-fuss dinner, plus a bottle […]

Dine In this Winter with Allan Scott Pinot Noir

As the weather cools and the patter of rain on our windows becomes an almost daily occurrence, it’s easy to see why many of us favour a cosy night in, complete with a hearty meal and our favourite bottle of wine by the fire. At Allan Scott we know that winter nights in, need to be […]

Celebrate In Sophisticated Style This Mother’s Day – with Allan Scott!

Polish your best champagne glasses, pop the cork and propose a toast in sophisticated style this Mother’s Day, with Allan Scott Cecilia Brut NV! Fun and fruity, Allan Scott Cecilia Brut NV is a Methode Traditionnelle style wine that expertly blends Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, adding a deliciously silky sparkle to Mum’s day. With its […]

Kiwi Designed System Set to Eliminate Wastewater in Vineyards and Dairy Farms

A new Kiwi designed water filtration system which can eliminate wastewater could save New Zealand wineries thousands of dollars annually, has significant export potential for international wine producers and is already being championed by the local dairy industry. The new waste management process created by Scott Biotechnologies and Allan Scott winemaker Matt Elrick, is designed […]

Put the Sparkle in Your Valentine’s Day with Allan Scott Les Joues Rouges

Whether it’s a picnic in the park, a casual get together with friends or a decadent dessert night in for two, make sure you’re ready to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in style with Allan Scott Les Joues Rouges. A true Méthode Traditionnelle, this delicious Sparkling Rosé is made from 100 percent Pinot Noir grapes, to […]