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 and Pinot Gris against a strong 2017 vintage. Plus a silver award at the Royal Easter show from the winemaker’s premium Generations Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016.
The Cecilia Brut Methode Traditionnelle, a homage to Catherine ‘Cecilia’ Scott, was also awarded a silver taking the tally to four against an impressive set of over 1,000 different variants from around the country. The Easter Show success was backed up with a nod from esteemed wine writer Michael Cooper, with the vineyard’s 2017 Pinot Gris awarded four stars in the annual ‘New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper Buyer’s
Head winemaker Josh Scott says the wins are a product of a successful season, with the team full throttle as they balanced their high winemaking standards whilst also exercising their innovative streak with concepts like wine in a can and a do-it-yourself red experiment, the Pinot Project. “One thing is certain at Allan Scott – we never stand still. 2017 was a stellar year for the vineyard and 2018 is
shaping up to be much of the same. “This year we are turning our eye to our Cromwell location Scott Base to see what can be achieved, while
of course continuing to roll out some of the best drops in the Marlborough region,” says Josh.
Rounding out the accolades and hot off the press comes the news that the prestigious Winestate Magazine, Australasia’s biggest wine judging system, has taken a 4-star liking to the Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 as well as topping its best buys category, while the Cecilia Vintage Methode Traditionelle 2013 also gained 4-stars status.
“It’s encouraging to see such a wide range of our variants receive such high praise. Suffice to say there have been a few impromptu drinks of late at our restaurant Twelve Trees,” says Josh.