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Allan Scott Family Winemakers uncorks the next Generation

rsz_allan_scott_generations_dry_riesling_rrp_2600Allan Scott Family Winemakers recently held a long lunch at Auckland’s Cibo restaurant to celebrate the accolades of the brand’s past, and establish their way forward into the future to assembled guests.

The company has been built upon a solid foundation of family collaboration; a shared vision of viticultural excellence, a passion for the vintner’s craft, and a dedication to the creation of award winning wines year after year. With almost all of the family members in attendance at the lunch, it was clear that they are a passionate bunch and never tire of an opportunity to tell their story.

While the original vines are still bearing fruit of the highest quality and will continue to be enjoyed by future generations to come, Allan and wife Catherine’s domain over the Scott Family Winemaker’s Estate will become shared as they make way for the children to leave their mark on the winemaking legacy.

Formerly known as the Prestige range and in recognition of this generational shift, the group has launched a rebrand of the series, aptly named Generations. The Generations branding is a playful nod to the Scott’s family roots, with hand illustrated labels eloquently and cleverly portraying those commonly found objects at the winery, such as a cork screw or well-worn shovel.  Each illustration is then mirrored with another in a child’s render, referencing the handing down of skills between generations.

The varietals are single-vineyard sourced and created from the best grapes produced on the Scott’s estate. Due to the family’s exacting standards and the result of low-yield vines, meticulous viticulture and special attention in the cellar, these wines will only be produced in limited quantities.

The perfect segue and standing testimony to the family tradition of a commitment to quality, Generations is more than just a new wine flight or change of label. It’s a nod to the changing of the guards, now holding the keys to the family legacy.

The first drop of varietals is available now and includes the Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Dry Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  The full range of wines will be available from leading restaurants and fine wine retailers across the country, priced from $26.00 to $36.00.