Easter Weekend at Scion

Easter at our Rutherglen winery and cellar door

Scion's Cellar Door is open all Easter long weekend, including Good Friday & Easter Monday. Usual opening hours, 10am to 5pm.

We'll have Cheese Boards available for purchase all weekend, so that you can relax with a Scion wine among the grey box gums. And of course there'll be good coffee, hot chocolate for the kids and a selection of local Billson's sodas.

We also encourage you to Reverse BYO - we've got the wine sorted, you BYO the picnic! Rutherglen Provedore at the top of the town's main street has a delicious range of local smoked meats, cheeses and condiments to help you pack a picnic, or perhaps pick up some Parker Pies on your way through to Scion. We have real plates and cutlery on hand at Cellar Door for maximum enjoyment and minimum waste. Please note we are fully licensed (no BYO alcohol).

We'll also have the Jenga, Connect Four and other kids games and colouring out to keep young Easter visitors amused!

Winemaker Smackdown, 18 May

Feast High Country Winemaker Smackdown

Ricky James of James & Co. Wines and Rowly Milhinch of Scion have a score to settle - and you’ll be swinging the gavel! In the small town of Rutherglen, it’s almost a daily occurrence for the two young(ish) winemakers to borrow equipment and bounce ideas off one another, such is their collegial mateship. 

But with great personality comes great ribbing, and the old “whose wine is better” argument picks up once again. Now, it’s time to take it to the people. Over four courses of local and seasonal food by Milkin Kitchen and eight exquisite wines, your taste buds will be put to the ultimate test and one winner will prevail. Wine will be spilled!
WHEN:        SATURDAY 18 MAY, 12.30PM
WHERE:     James & Co. 136 Main St, Rutherglen
WHAT:        4 x course lunch by Milkin Kitchen paired with 8 x wines. Limited to just 40 seats - don't miss out!
TICKETS:   $95
If you require a vegetarian menu or have any food allergies, please phone Sally at Scion on 0410 635 680 after booking online.

This event is proudly part of the Feast High Country Festival.

Winery Walkabout, 8 & 9 June

Visiting Rutherglen or North East Victoria this Queen’s Birthday long weekend?
Meet Scion's winemaker Rowly Milhinch and our small-but-passionate Cellar Door team for a relaxed wine tasting away from the big crowds!

In order to ensure all our guests receive a personalised tasting experience at Scion, we require bookings for mini-buses (up to 12 people) and self-driving groups of 10 or more people. To book a time for your group, please call Sally on 0410 635 680.

The June long weekend coincides with Winery Walkabout in Rutherglen. We are able to accommodate mini-buses up to 12 people. There is no shuttle service at Scion for Walkabout.

To find out more about this ticketed festival, visit the Winery Walkabout website.