Scout Wines is the project of Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane.
We have been working in wine around the world for the past 13 years, travelling to all corners to learn, understand and appreciate great wine. We have worked alongside many great winemakers who have influenced our ideas on style and taste. After many years of dreaming, considering and throwing ideas out there, Scout Wines was officially launched in 2017.
Scout the name takes inspiration from Jean Louis ‘Scout’ Finch, the narrator and protagonist of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout is both a questioner and an observer, something we believe important at Scout Wines. Throughout our winemaking careers we have questioned all aspects of grape growing and winemaking, challenging ideas and practices, but also observing how wines are crafted and perfected.
Scout Wines is about putting these observations and ideas into practice. With the South Island as our vinous playground, we aim to make wines that are interesting and thought provoking, but at the same time possess imminent drinkability and enjoyment.