We acknowledge the original custodians of these lands. The people of the rivers and the hills have walked these lands for thousands of years as well as today,
and we pay respects to the elders of the past, present and emerging.

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As one of Australia’s oldest and premier wine producing regions, Rutherglen is home to a curated selection of cellar doors and vineyards. But that's not all, with an abundance of dining options, boutique accommodation, cycling paths and walking trails, how will you decide to spend your stay in Rutherglen? Take the quiz to be paired with a curated itinerary, you may even find your perfect match. 

Wine

Beginning over 160 years ago, the first farmers and winemakers began planting and experimenting with the land around Rutherglen. And while for many it was the promise of gold deep in the ground, the true wealth, it would be said was found in the top few inches of rich, loamy soil.

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Accommodation

Perhaps there’s something in the water. Generation after generation continue to make Rutherglen home. The beautiful surroundings, fresh air and relaxed temperament may also have something to do with it. Much like the wines though, Rutherglen’s accommodation options aren’t done by halves.

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Nature Experiences

While recent history has seen farmers and winemakers use the fertile lands of Rutherglen to their advantage, the story is much longer than that. Like most rivers, the Murray River is always moving, always changing and over time altered its course to carve out Lake Moodemere.

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Muscat Mile

It’s time to venture to the dark side, and discover Muscat of Rutherglen; a secret drink that sits somewhere between a wine and spirit. There is nothing quite like it anywhere in the world – rich, complex, mysterious and full of flavour.

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Arts & Culture

Rutherglen boasts a rich artistic heritage and a lively contemporary arts scene. Discover the creative talents of many artists along the Sculpture Trail linking vineyards and cellar doors. Annually, the Tastes of Rutherglen Art Prize attracts more than 500 entries nationally. And, in this birthplace of the famous 19th century artist

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Ride

Bike trails around Rutherglen connect wineries to cellar doors and historically significant landmarks to special moments in time. Romantic riverbank afternoons are made easy by the gentle geography of the area.

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Short Walks with a Story

Every story has a walk and every walk has a story. Explore the many easy trails with stunning views of grapevines, bright yellow canola fields, awe-inspiring, ancient River Red Gums. Places with deep connections to First Australians and to the pioneers of wine.

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Food

What’s wine without food? Pretty good you say. Well, when it’s with food it’s really good. When that food is grown, reared, produced and made with little to no food miles, then it’s excellent. World-class chefs and super-proud bakers vie for your attention in and around Rutherglen.

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Winemakers of Rutherglen takes a regional approach to sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. Our investment in the Sustainable Winegrowing Australia Program is testament to our ongoing commitment in ensuring that we leave our land in better shape for future generations.

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Find Your Activity

There are so many things to do, events to enjoy, and ways to explore Rutherglen, whether imbibing some of the world’s best fortifieds along the Muscat Mile or cheering on the rowers at Australia’s oldest regatta. See below to discover it all.

Cofield Winery and Pickled Sisters Cafe eating area

Sunday Fun Day at Cofield Wines featuring live music

Live music on the lawns from 12-4pm, our Wine Bar will be serving up our wines, as well as some…

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The Muscat Mile № 3. Campbells Wines

Behind the Scenes Tour From the vineyard to the soul of Campbells Wines – walk down their Muscat Mews, enjoy…

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The Muscat Mile № 12. Stanton & Killeen Wines

S&K Muscat classification tour & tasting, $35pp By appointment only Experience the history of Stanton & Killeen’s 146-year-old Rutherglen winery.…

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Motel Woongarra

Motel Woongarra

Located on the corner of Drummond and Main Streets, the award winning Motel Woongarra is the ideal base to discover…

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John Gehrig Wines

John Gehrig Wines Rutherglen

John Gehrig Wines is a fifth generation family run winery, located on the East side of Rutherglen. The cellar door…

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The Star Hotel in Rutherglen

Star Hotel Accommodation

The Star Hotel Rutherglen was established in the 1860’s. The six motel units are situated at the rear at the…

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Bike Hire at Rutherglen

Bike hire is available at the Rutherglen Visitor Information Centre. They have all-purpose touring bikes of different sizes and two…

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People tasting wine in a contemporary space

Scion

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a creative and modern spin on the region’s traditional grape varietals. Located in…

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Campbells Wines Sunset Drinks

Campbells Wines Sunset Drinks

Join at Campbells Winery front lawn as the sun sets and enjoy a vineyard platter and a glass of wine…

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Rutherglen Wine Experience

Rutherglen Visitor Information Centre

Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre is located in a township blessed with the world’s richest wines, deep soul…

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The Lodge at Mount Ophir Estate

Mount Ophir Estate – The Lodge

Mount Ophir Estate, a unique and exclusive property in the rural district of Rutherglen in northern Victoria, Australia. Boasting 360-degree…

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Bianco Sourdough

Valentines Artisan Sourdough Bakers

Valentines Artisan Sourdough Bakers specialise in handcrafted European inspired artisan sourdough bread using certified sustainable and chemical free Australian grown…

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John Gehrig Wines

If you love a small winery which has loads of history then John Gehrig Wines is for you. Operated and…

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Get driven around in style in either the stretch limo or the sporty jag

A-Lister Tours

Alister has an intimate knowledge of the wineries and the people of Rutherglen, his friendly approach to making your day…

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scallop tortellini with cauliflower veloute at grace by milkin kitchen

grace. by milkin kitchen

grace. by milkin kitchen is an eatery and canteen on Main Street in Rutherglen. Turing European inspired dishes with a…

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Poachers Paradise Hotel

Poachers Paradise Hotel is a country-style pub with a bistro, bar, TAB, Foxtel broadcasting all the AFL and NRL games,…

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Stanton’s Bend

Stanton’s Bend is a large popular reserve just a few kilometres to the west of Rutherglen. An attractive setting on a…

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Rutherglen Lolly Shop

Rutherglen Lolly Shop

Step back in time and experience a good old fashion lolly shop. Rutherglen Lolly Shop have lots of lollies ranging…

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Wahgunyah River Track Walk

This trail will take you through the old river gum trees beside the Murray River and passes by farming properties.…

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Winery Walkabout

Welcome to Victoria’s oldest wine festival. Since its humble beginnings in 1974, Winery Walkabout has grown to be one of…

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History

From Generation to Generation

It has been said that while Rutherglen was founded as a gold rush town, the real wealth existed in the few inches of topsoil, made rich and fertile by the Murray River and Lake Moodemere.

For more than 160 years winemakers and their families have called Rutherglen home and this special layer of dirt has produced vineyards and internationally acclaimed wines, from fortifieds and complex reds to new styles and varietals by a new and adventurous generation of makers and minds, staking their claim on the luscious soil.

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How to Find Us

Only 300kms from Melbourne and 600kms from Sydney, Rutherglen is accessible by road, by air into Albury and by rail to Wangaratta.

Walking through our gate is an invitation to share in the richness of our lives, the beauty of our landscape, and the bounty of Estate Grown produce.

Michael Chambers, LAKE MOODEMERE ESTATE

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