Allan Scott Family Winemakers is, as the name suggests, a family owned winery in the beautiful Marlborough wine region. The Scotts are passionate about their products and about memorable wine and food experiences. Allan was one of the first to plant vines in Marlborough and all three of his and Catherine’s children are now integral to the Allan Scott business. With a stunning range of wines on offer at the cellar door and wonderful food at the ever popular Twelve Trees restaurant, you are sure to walk away more than satisfied.
The winery building is a destination in itself and with spectacular lavender gardens, a giant chess set, a grape-covered pergola for outdoor dining and a cosy fire indoors for winter meals, you’ll love every moment you spend in this stunning Marlborough setting.
Menus at the Twelve Trees restaurant – named after the beautiful walnut trees lining the entrance to the winery – change seasonally to reflect head chef Matt Gibson’s simple food philosophy: “fresh & local”. However, a couple of signature dishes, including the seafood chowder which has become a local favourite, remain on the menu year round. The Cloudy Bay clam risotto, vegetarian baba ganoush and miso maple Marlborough salmon are some of the other current delights to look out for, along with a scrumptious New York baked cheesecake. Take a look at the menu for yourself.
Recent reviewers have had this to say:
“Twelve Trees is not a new destination. The team at Allan Scott Family Winemakers have sailed her through 25 years of the restaurant business, which is no mean feat in itself. There is a huge guest book, a former ship’s log in fact, that is full of praise and thanks dating back to Christmas Eve 1991.” Christo Saggers.
“The food is usually very good with the menu tending to change more with the seasons than on a more frequent basis but it is invariably of good quality and well presented. Are the wines good – most definitely they are, regardless of the level of price. Our recommendation is to drink a style you like or, if you are unsure, ask your server to recommend something to match the food. Don’t worry about them recommending the highest priced wines, just quietly let them know your budget and they will give you their recommendation. You won’t be disappointed.” Noperian TripAdvisor