Iconic book launch
Wine icon to share his amazing sucess story in Cromwell tomorrow.
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.
Allan Scott: an amazing success story.