Allan Scott

Located at the northern end of the country’s South Island, the Marlborough region was built by accidental pioneers like Allan Scott. In 1973, Scott took a job planting the area’s first grapevines for Montana Wines, though there was no wine culture in New Zealand at the time and he was barely familiar with wine himself. Two years later, Scott and his wife, Catherine, purchased a block of land and started growing grapes for other wineries. He continued to help establish the region for other corporate brands until 1990, when the Scotts created one of the first independent wineries in Marlborough, focused on wines made from estate vineyards.


Not only is Scott one of the rare vintners who have worked every single grape harvest in Marlborough, but he has also remained a leader in the region, with a track record of terrific wines. At the center of his impressive portfolio is Sauvignon Blanc.

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