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.

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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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Warrabilla Wines

Warrabilla Wines is the home of opulent red wines in North East Victoria. The cellar door, located just 12 minutes…

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Rutherglen Historical Society and the Common School Museum

Housed in Rutherglen’s original c1872 school building the Common School Museum houses a fascinating collection of historical artifacts from Rutherglen…

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Gooramadda Olives

Gooramadda Olives has the ultimate tasting experience. This cellar door is a must-visit for olive lovers and non-olive lovers. This…

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Buller Wines

The Five Star James Halliday Winery is world renowned for fortified wines produced using the Solera System. Testament to the…

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Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate is a unique joint venture between the winery and Australian Aboriginal art…

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Grantham’s Bend

Granthams Bend is a large reserve set on a sweeping bend of the Murray River near Wahgunyah. Open scrubland offers good…

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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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The Muscat Mile No. 9 Scion

Explore the rich tradition of Rutherglen muscats alongside Scion’s modern interpretation of this regional speciality. Scion is a progressive winery…

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Behind the Scenes Tour

From the vineyard to the soul of Campbells Wines – walk down their Muscat Mews, enjoy a sample from the…

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Shaw’s Flat

Shaw’s Flat is a relatively small reserve, but worth seeking out for its fabulous setting complete with towering River Red Gums,…

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KIN

Modern destination dining with a menu inspired by family recipes and childhood memories, plus the best local and Estate produce.…

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Rutherglen Market

The Rutherglen Market brings together all that is seasonal, regional and beautiful about produce in North-East Victoria. Held on the…

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Muscat – Taste the History Tour

The Chambers family are giving you the opportunity to learn the age-old fortified winemaking process with the winemaker. Indulge in…

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Campbells Wines of Rutherglen

At Campbells visitors can enjoy the distinctive wines of Rutherglen resulting from five generations of tradition, experience and a dedication…

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Chambers Rosewood Vineyards and Winery

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

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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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St Leonards Muscat Rutherglen Muscat Mile

The Muscat Mile № 13. St. Leonards Vineyard

Mixing it with Muscat, $30pp Picturesque and relaxing, St Leonards Vineyard makes for an unforgettable experience. Settle on the lawn…

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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 Mile

Rutherglen is the Muscat capital of the world, home to the unique Muscat of Rutherglen wine styles. Take a journey…

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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.

WINEMAKERS OF RUTHERGLEN

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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Huge congratulations are in order for @pfeifferwines for becoming a Certified Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, for both their winery and vineyard.

This is a fantastic milestone for Pfeiffer Wines, reflecting their dedication to environmental stewardship and community well-being. Through meticulous audits and collective effort, they've shown their commitment to sustainable practices and continuous improvement.

Certification is a rigorous process, so please join us in celebrating this achievement! 🥂