Iconic book launch

Wine icon to share his amaz­ing sucess story in Cromwell tomorrow.

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The re­mark­able story of Marl­bor­ough wine, from the plant­ing of the first vines to the global suc­cess of New Zealand’s bil­lion-dol­lar Sau­vi­gnon Blanc in­dus­try, is also the story of wine icon Al­lan Scott.

Al­lan Scott’s fam­ily win­ery con­sis­tently pro­duces some of the best Sau­vi­gnon Blanc from Marl­bor­ough.

His name ap­pears on over 1.5 mil­lion bot­tles of wine sold around the world each year.

His amaz­ing suc­cess story is one of clas­sic Kiwi can-do.

He tells that story in his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Marl­bor­ough Man.

From Can­ter­bury farm­hand to shearer look­ing for an op­por­tu­nity to im­press the fu­ture fa­ther-in- law, Al­lan Scott has be­come one of the pi­o­neers of the New Zealand wine in­dus­try.

As such, it is in­evitable that his story is also that of the rise of Marl­bor­ough and New Zealand Sau­vi­gnon Blanc.

Scott was in­volved in plant­ing the first vines for Mon­tana.

He helped Cor­bans be­come a Marl­bor­ough wine gi­ant, and went on to found his own hugely suc­cess­ful win­ery.

He’d be the first to ad­mit that the Marl­bor­ough wine in­dus­try is built on the back of pure luck; early days of trial and er­ror; and vines planted the wrong way up, with ir­ri­ga­tion an after-thought.

The book launch will be held on Thurs­day Novem­ber 10 at Space at the Base, in Cromwell, at 5.30pm.

Tick­ets are $15 from Pa­per Plus, Space at the Base, or eventfinda.co.nz.

Price in­cludes drinks and nib­bles.

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Art Group:

Al­lan Scott: an amaz­ing suc­cess story.

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