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.

All Saints Estate

One of Australia’s oldest wineries, All Saints Estate was established in 1864. The family-owned Estate is located on the banks…

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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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Merchant Rutherglen

Selling beautiful Art Deco jewellery and stylish pieces for your home – come and experience the warm glow and feel…

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Caffeine N Machine

Caffeine N Machine is a community-focused bakery café. Enjoy great coffee, freshly baked bread, sourdoughs and amazing pastries- and of…

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Lake Moodemere Estate couple fire

Rutherglen

One of the oldest wine growing areas in Australia and long known for its fortified wines, Rutherglen, in Victoria’s High…

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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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Rutherglen Annual Agricultural Show

An event open to the wider community which features many of the traditional aspects of a Rural show – full…

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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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The Little Kombi Company

The Little Kombi Company is a wine tour company with a difference. They tour in a 1975 Volkswagen Kombi. Share…

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James & Co. Wines

Discover Rutherglen’s vibrant spirit at Main Street’s exclusive cellar door, James & Co. Wines. Step into the world of James…

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St Leonards / Granthams Walk

Soak up the tranquillity as you wander through the vines and along the banks of the Murray River. This majestic…

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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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St Leonards Vineyard

Established in 1860, St Leonards Vineyard is a hideaway for wine and food lovers, on a picturesque bend of the…

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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 and…

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The Many Faces of Rutherglen Muscat

Join winemaker, Damien Cofield, to sample three Muscat wines in different stages of maturation, alongside perfectly paired food offerings. See…

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Rutherglen to Rare Classification

Muscats from their national birthplace in North East Victoria are revered by connoisseurs and pleasure-seekers alike. They are classified by…

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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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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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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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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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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! 🥂
Have you ever wanted to see what was inside the iconic Rutherglen ‘Wine Bottle’?

The water tower, which is now affectionately called the 'The Wine Bottle' was completed in 1900 and held 72,000 gallons to supply the town's water. The tower became a backup supply once the new reservoir was constructed in 1945.

The mesh top section was erected in December 1969 with funds from the Rutherglen Wine Festival (now called Roam Rutherglen) and from a distance gives the effect of a large wine bottle.

On Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 January 2024, from 9:00am to 12:00pm, the doors will be opened and everyone is welcome to enter and view the interior of the 124-year-old water tower.

Don’t miss your chance to step inside history with us! 🍾

📍 Rutherglen Wine Bottle, 45 Campbell Street, Rutherglen