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.

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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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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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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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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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.

The Rutherglen Experience

This tour visits the historic Rutherglen wine region, world-renowned for fortified wines. Explore a range of historic wineries, boutique cellar…

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Lumby’s Bend

Lumbys Bend is a quiet and relaxing spot on the Murray River, located on a twisting section of the Murray…

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Wahgunyah

The small Murray River town of Wahgunyah is located just over the bridge from Corowa. The area is well known…

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Muscat Tribute

Explore how innovative Muscat can be with Jones’ Muscat and food matching set. Tantalise your taste buds with their Classic…

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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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Lake Moodemere Summer Nights Series

Lake Moodemere Cellar Door and Lakeside Restaurant offers an amazing summer experience of dinner, wine and live music! Featuring The…

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Rutherglen Heritage Walk

Rutherglen was originally settled by squatters in 1836 but the discovery of gold in nearby Chiltern some 20 years later…

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Take the family to Campbells Winery this Easter

Campbells Easter Picnic

The perfect way to spend your Easter Weekend! Easter eggs, face painting and giant games will keep your family entertained…

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Savoy Truffle Co

Savoy Truffle Co is owned and operated by veteran chef Kate Akrap. After starting a family in 2016, Kate and…

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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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Rutherglen Wine Bottle

The water tower, which is now affectionately called the ‘The Wine Bottle’ was completed in 1900 and held 72,000 gallons…

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Hennessy Home and Garden

Hennessy Home and Garden is a family owned and operated business selling homewares, plants, pots, clothing and gifts. Local handmade…

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Immerse Yourself in the History of Muscat

For the lover of Rutherglen Muscat and its history. A guided tour walking among 100 year-old casks in the old…

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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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Behind the Scenes at Gooramadda Olives

Ever wondered what’s involved in running an olive grove or what happens behind the scenes? Venture into the grove and…

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Star Hotel Rutherglen

The Star Hotel Rutherglen was established in the 1860’s and is currently run by Lee-Anne and Phill. The Star Hotel…

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Rutherglen Tastes of Art

Rutherglen Taste of Art is celebrating its seventh year in March 2024. The Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize is an…

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Vidal Cellars

In the early 1890s, members of the Rutherglen Vinegrowers’ Association formed a wine company called the Rutherglen Wine and Brandy…

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Alister Tours’ Winery Tours

Alister has an intimate knowledge of the wineries. His friendly approach to making your winery tour makes him ideal person…

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Muscat Reimagined

Explore the rich tradition of Rutherglen muscats alongside Rowly’s modern interpretations as you taste a flight of wines, from bottle-conditioned…

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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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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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