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.

Scion

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a modern spin on the region’s traditional grape varietals. Expect Durif redesigned and…

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Glenrowan Kelly Loop

Beginning and ending in Glenrowan, this intermediate loop passes through classic bush landscapes filled with history and birdlife. Take on…

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The Muscat Mile No. 8 Pfeiffer Wines

You’re doing this experience alongside barrels that were reparation payments from WW1, tasting wines two generations in the making and…

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Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant

North East Victoria’s first and only Certified Sustainable Vineyard, and one of Australia’s Top 50 Vineyards. Lake Moodemere Estate is…

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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, be…

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Stanton & Killeen Wines

Stanton and Killeen Wines is enriched by 148-year history, family and their home in Rutherglen. They focus on the sustainability…

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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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Magenta Mine Cycle Route

A gentle ride visiting the well-known Magenta Mine site and the Indigo Goldfields cemetery. The mine provides a opportunity to…

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Yarramanda Farm Preserving Workshop

The Preserving Workshop at Yarramanda Farm offers a unique and hands-on experience where participants can learn the art of making…

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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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Rutherglen Seasonal Food Foray

A progressive picnic lunch with a difference, the Seasonal Food Foray is the ideal way to explore Rutherglen and discover…

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Three Chain Road

A boutique gin distillery in the heart of wine country. Three Chain Road features four signature gins; muscat gin, shiraz…

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Flight of Muscats

Discover the unique properties of what makes a Rutherglen, Classic, Grand and Rare Muscat. Explore the age classification system and…

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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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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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Pride Paint and Sip

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June. Pride is a time to celebrate the culture…

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grace. bar + eatery

grace. is a small bar + eatery set within a charming heritage building on rutherglen’s historic main street. featuring a…

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Vidal Cellars Ruins Plaque Sign

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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Rutherglen Wine Tour

Experience life in the slow lane in their VW Kombi as you experience the epicurean area of Rutherglen or King…

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Jones Winery Restaurant

Jones Winery Restaurant in Rutherglen is one of the North East Victoria’s highly rated restaurants. Briony Bradford’s cooking for the…

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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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Get ready to Roam Rutherglen this June long weekend! 🍷🍇

The Winemakers of Rutherglen are stepping up their game with an incredible line-up of new style Muscats, gins, Fianos, Malbecs, aperitifs, and Iberian wines. This festival is a must-attend for every wine lover out there.

Indulge in premium tastings, live entertainment, and unique sensory cellar door experiences at 16 of the region's wineries. From sipping on Muscat cocktails to discovering new varietals and winemaking techniques, there's something for everyone.

Explore the region at your own pace with a continuous hop-on, hop-off bus loop. Over 40 buses will be operating in both directions, ensuring you can taste the best of Rutherglen your way.

Regional bus services are available from Corowa, Howlong, Yarrawonga, Mulwala, Bundalong, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Beechworth, Albury, and Wodonga. Responsible self-driving is also encouraged, with free festival access for designated drivers. 

Don't miss out on this incredible wine experience! Tickets are available now via the link in our bio. 

@winerutherglen
Embrace the stories of history and nature along the Wahgunyah River Track Walk. 

Autumn makes a perfect time for a crisp walk, surrounded by the majestic River Red Gum trees lining the tranquil Murray River. 

Local Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae once wandered these lands, finding inspiration amidst the beauty of Lake Moodemere. His legacy adds another layer of depth to this scenic journey.

As you follow the trail's path, you'll stumble upon the Historic John Foord Pioneer Cemetery. A plaque commemorates the centenary year of the burial of John Foord II (1819 - 1883). He was the pioneer of the Wahgunyah Run and the township developed on his property. Foord named his 30,000 acre property Wahgunyah which was said to be a Whroo, the local Indigenous people’s name for ‘big camp’.
Treat Mum this Mother's Day with a day out in Rutherglen.

A range of brunches, lunches and Mother's Day activities are on offer at @pavilionbullerwines , @tuileriesrutherglen , @pickledsisters and @cofieldwines , just to name a few.

After lunch, take a stroll down Main Street Rutherglen and enjoy a spot of retail therapy, browsing the many boutique clothing and giftware shops.
Another Rutherglen winery joins Sustainable Winegrowing Australia!

Congratulations to @chambersrosewoodvineyards for recently earning their stripes as a Certified Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

This accomplishment speaks volumes about Chambers Rosewood’s commitment to environmental stewardship and community well-being. With rigorous audits and a united effort, they've showcased their dedication to sustainable practices and continuous enhancement.

Achieving certification is no small feat, so please extend your congratulations to the Chambers Rosewood team! 🍇