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.

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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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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Pleanty of space to sit around enjoying each others company

Carlyle Court

Located on the edge of the Rutherglen rail trail and a short stroll from the main street of Rutherglen, Carlyle…

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Bespoke on Main - Kitchen

Bespoke on Main

Situated in Victoria’s high country, Bespoke on Main is an intimate retreat for two. Catering exclusively for couples they provide…

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Lounge room includes an open fire

Little Morris Manor

Little Morris Manor is the perfect base to explore Rutherglen. Located just 450 metres from the main street, you will…

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Chef in black and white

Footsteps At Cofield Cafe & Restaurant

Footsteps At Cofield Cafe & Restaurant is located within Cofield Winery, showcasing the Rutherglen and surrounds local produce and producers.…

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Relax with a Muscat by the fire

Amberesque Bed and Breakfast

Step back in time at Amberesque, a bank on the main street of Rutherglen that has been elegantly restored into…

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Gold Battery sign

Rutherglen Gold Battery

The Rutherglen Gold Battery is located on the northern fringe of the township, an easy walk from the centre of…

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Vintage Motorbike mounted on wooden stage

Caffeine N Machine

A community-focused Bakery Café. Enjoy great coffee, freshly baked breads and pastries- and of course you can settle in for…

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Wahgunyah between two bridges - 5

Between Two Bridges Trail Walk

The John Foord Bridge was completed in 1892 and named after the founder of Wahgunyah. A new bridge opened in…

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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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Thousand Pound Wine Bar & Store

Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store

Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store is ahead of the trend. Victoria’s wine canteens are a rapidly growing regional obsession…

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Rutherglen MTM Rail Trail - 1

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Walk – Rutherglen to Wahgunyah

In a wine region blessed with abundant sunshine and long languid summers, a stroll along the Murray to Mountains Rail…

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The Muscat Mile № 1. All Saints Estate

A Blindfolded Muscat Experience, $50pp Seated in the Private Family Cellar at All Saints Estate, enjoy an immersive blindfolded Muscat…

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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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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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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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Indigo Food Co

Indigo Food Co.

Indigo Food Co. specialises in high quality cheese, produce and gifts. On the shelves you will find a vast selection…

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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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