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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Gelatina

A visit to Rutherglen would not be complete without experiencing at least one flavour of Gelatina’s delicious gelato, made in…

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Best of British Cooking School

Join the Pickled Sisters and explore the food of the British Isles, from old-fashioned favourites to modern classics. Pickled Sisters…

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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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Rutherglen Wine Show Presentation Dinner

The Rutherglen Wine and Australian Fortified Wine Show, one of the oldest known Wine Shows in Australia, presented to you…

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Olive Hills Estate

Olive Hills Estate is a boutique winery owned and operated by the Perry family and situated in historical 1886 cellars.…

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Muscat Mile Wine Tasting Experience

As a proud participating winery for ‘The Muscat Mile’, enjoy four wines including two Muscats and two styles of the…

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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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Super Tuscan Friday’s with Pizza by Five Letters

Kick off your weekend in style with Super Tuscan Fridays at their cellar door! They’re hosting a special event featuring…

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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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The Victoria Hotel Rutherglen

The jewel of Rutherglen’s historic Main Street, The Victoria has been a feature of the town’s vibrant and storied history…

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Rutherglen Gourmet Amble

Take a walk, ride, or drive on the ‘East’ side of Rutherglen for a leisurely, progressive, sensory regional feast, prepared…

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Daisy Cow Soap and Skincare

Daisy Cow Soap and Skincare is your premier destination in Rutherglen for handcrafted, natural soap, and skincare products. As the…

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Create your own Muscat Blend

Explore Stanton & Killeen’s 19th century winery on a private guided tour and enjoy a classification tasting of their award-winning…

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Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

The Rutherglen Gold Battery was erected in 1908 for the purpose of crushing quartz from nearby reefs to extract gold.…

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Tuileries Restaurant at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Tuileries is a name long synonymous with the Rutherglen Wine Region. The original restaurant was established over 30 years ago…

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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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Picture this: A cosy outdoor fire, comfy chairs, and a glass of full-bodied Rutherglen Red in your hand. The crackle of the fire mingles with the peaceful sounds of the countryside, creating the perfect mood for relaxation. A few delicious snacks and another bottle lie nearby, promising a leisurely evening ahead. 

Whether you're a wine enthusiast or simply seeking a tranquil getaway, Rutherglen offers the ideal setting for making cherished winter memories. Come experience the warmth of Rutherglen this winter!