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.

Rutherglen Winery Tour

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

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Taste the Four Classifications of Muscat of Rutherglen

A memorable experience in the heart of the cellars. Taste the progression in complexity and age of these wines while…

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Arts Rutherglen Sculpture and Portal Trail

Whether you walk, ride or go by car you can view these amazing sculptures and portals at various locations around…

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Dumpling Delights and Rosé Revelry

The team at James & Co. Wines are thrilled to announce their special collaboration with the culinary wizard herself, Chef…

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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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Anderson Winery

Howard Anderson established Anderson Winery in 1993, after 30 years experience in the industry – including 15 years as winemaker…

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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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The Rutherglen Experience

This tour visits the historic Rutherglen wine region, world-renowned for fortified wines. Explore a range of historic wineries, boutique cellar…

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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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The Muscat Mile No. 7 Morris of Rutherglen

A sensory exploration of Morris’ Muscats, guided by their expert cellar door team. Learn about what makes this fortified wine…

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John Gehrig Wines Rutherglen

John Gehrig Wines is a fifth generation family run winery, located on the East side of Rutherglen. The cellar door…

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Music on the Murray at St Leonards Vineyard

St Leonards Vineyard hosts live music artists at Music on the Murray on the first Saturday of every month. Enjoy…

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The Wax Trade

The Wax Trade is a small boutique-style candle shop located in the wine region of Rutherglen. Specialising in home fragrance…

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The Police Paddocks

The Police Paddocks is a naturally formed island that was used to rest police horses in the late 1800’s. The island…

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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 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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Muscat – Taste the History Tour

The Chambers family are giving you the opportunity to learn the age-old fortified winemaking process with the winemaker. Indulge in…

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Muscat Tribute

Explore how innovative Muscat can be with Jones’ Muscat and food matching set. Tantalise your taste buds with their Classic…

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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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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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