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.

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Jones Tiny House

This is a fully sustainable tiny house right on the edge of a gorgeous vineyard. Powered by the sun, Jones…

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The Muscat Mile № 8. Lake Moodemere Estate

Muscat Food Matching Experience, $40pp Indulge in three courses of sweet and savoury dishes (all house prepared), showcasing their estate-grown…

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Rutherglen Carlyle Bushland Reserve Walking Tracks - 1

Carlyle Bushland Reserve Walking Tracks

The Carlyle Bushland Reserve is a magic place full of bushland birds and kangaroos. It is a place to enjoy…

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Rutherglen Common School Museum holds lots of Rutherglen's history

Rutherglen Common School Museum

The Rutherglen Common School is currently closed; please contact us via email if you require any historical information. The Rutherglen…

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Rutherglen Motor Inn Room

Rutherglen Motor Inn

Rutherglen Motor Inn offers quality accommodation, conveniently set back from the Murray Valley Highway, giving a comfortable, peaceful and affordable…

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The Muscat Mile № 9. Morris of Rutherglen

Tasting Experience A sensory exploration of Morris’ Muscats, guided by their expert cellar door team. Learn about what makes this…

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Seasonal Food Foray

With it’s crisp mornings and sunny days, Spring is the perfect time to enjoy our gourmet culinary adventure within the…

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Mount Ophir Estate

Mount Ophir Estate – The Pickers Cottage

On an iconic estate in Rutherglen, ‘The Pickers Cottage’ is a large house overlooking the sun-drenched paddocks. Recently renovated accommodation…

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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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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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Walking track which walks through river gum trees and reaches the Murray River

Wahgunyah River Walking and Cycle Trail

Whether you walk or cycle this trail, it will take you through beautiful old river gums, local vineyards as well…

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Rutherglen Gold Club overlooks Lake King Wetlands

Lake King Wetlands at Rutherglen

Lake King was formed in the late 1860’s, its original purpose to provide the town’s water supply. Today it is…

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Wahgunyah river walking track - 1

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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Cofield Wines Cellar Door

Cofield Wines

Cofield Wines is a boutique, family owned and operated winery, located in the heart of the Rutherglen wine district. The…

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All Saints Estate

All Saints Estate

All Saints Estate is wonderfully imposing as you drive past the elegant gates down the avenue of huge elms, and…

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Star Hotel and Eastern Palace

Star Hotel Ruthergen

The Star Hotel Rutherglen was established in the 1860’s and is currently run by Paul and Robyn Davies. The Star…

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The Muscat Mile № 10. Pfeiffer Wines

True Muscat Experience, $135pp One hour (approx.), Wahgunyah, VIC You’re doing this experience alongside barrels that were reparation payments from…

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Pedal to Produce - Chambers Rosewood Winery

Chambers Rosewood Vineyards

Honest Wines With a Sense of Place. First established by William Chambers in 1858, the Chambers family has been making…

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Rutherglen Caravan park entrance

Rutherglen Caravan & Tourist Park

Rutherglen Caravan Park is set on three acres of land and is surrounded by sporting and recreational facilities. The park…

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Valhalla Wines

Valhalla Wines

Valhalla Wines hand crafts wine using natural vineyard practices, traditional winemaking methods and careful cellaring in the strawbale winery, to…

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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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