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.

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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Rutherglen Heritage Walk

Rutherglen was originally settled by squatters in 1836 but the discovery of gold in nearby Chiltern some 20 years later…

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The Muscat Mile № 6. De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Muscat and Cheese Matching, $10pp Visit De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate cellar door and discover how Muscat can be the perfect…

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Rutherglen Wine Bottle

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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Motel Woongarra

Motel Woongarra

Located on the corner of Drummond and Main Streets, the award winning Motel Woongarra is the ideal base to discover…

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Basq Stays

Basq Stays is a premium accommodation offering in Rutherglen Victoria, perfectly positioned to take advantage of the best of the…

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Gold Battery Sign

Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

This walk is approximately four kilometres long and will take about an hour to complete, this does not include the…

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The Muscat Mile № 2. Buller Wines

Towards Perfection, $15pp (Redeemable on purchase) Experience a Muscat tasting covering all four classifications, presented on a specially made tasting…

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The Star Hotel in Rutherglen

Star Hotel Accommodation

The Star Hotel Rutherglen was established in the 1860’s. The six motel units are situated at the rear at the…

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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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Rutherglen Taste of Art

Rutherglen Taste of Art is celebrating its fourth year in March 2022. Wonder around the Rutherglen Memorial Hall and view…

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Kitchen

Castleview Cottage

Castleview Cottage in Wahgunyah, offers chic accommodation in a country setting. Located opposite All Saints Estate, it’s an easy walk…

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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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Willows Reserve Walk

Willows Reserve Trail Walk

Take a leisurely walk beside ancient river red gums on the Murray River at Wahgunyah. The track winds along the…

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Poachers Paradise Hotel

Poachers Paradise Hotel is a country-style pub with a bistro, bar, TAB, Foxtel broadcasting all the AFL and NRL games,…

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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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St Leonards Vineyard Outdoor Seating

St Leonards Vineyard Café

Open every Saturday and Sunday for lunch, including Public Holiday weekends. St Leonards Vineyard Café offers fresh, seasonal simple dishes…

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Jones Winery, Vineyard and Restaurant

On Jones Road, Rutherglen, the Jones family traditions of grape growing, winemaking and cooking have been kept alive for six…

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Wine Village Motor Inn

Wine Village Motor Inn is your ideal accommodation venue to enjoy Rutherglen’s famous wineries and surrounding areas like Corowa, Chiltern,…

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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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