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.

Warm Weather Whites

Warmer months present a crisp, new twist to some Old World grape varieties in Rutherglen where innovative makers are creating superb, contemporary white wine styles perfect for these long, lazy days and languid, balmy nights.

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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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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.

The Muscat Mile No. 12 Stanton & Killeen Wines

Visit the Stanton & Killeen Wines Cellar Door in Rutherglen. Taste through the extensive range of Rutherglen favourites, Portuguese varietals…

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The Muscat Mile No.11 Scion

Explore the rich tradition of Rutherglen muscats alongside Scion’s modern interpretation of this regional speciality. Scion is a progressive winery…

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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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Muscat Food Matching Experience

Indulge in three courses of sweet and savoury dishes (all house prepared), showcasing their estate-grown produce and matched with Muscat…

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The Muscat Mile № 12. Stanton & Killeen Wines

S&K Muscat classification tour & tasting, $35pp By appointment only Experience the history of Stanton & Killeen’s 146-year-old Rutherglen winery.…

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Pedal to Produce - Chambers Rosewood Winery

Chambers Rosewood Vineyards

Honest Wines With a Sense of Place. First established by William Chambers in 1858, the Chambers family has been making…

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Muscat and Cheese Matching

Visit De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate cellar door and discover how Muscat can be the perfect partner for a variety of…

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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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James and Co Wines- Main St Rutherglen

James and Co Wines

Stop by and stay awhile at James and Co Wines. Visitors are very welcome to sit at the handcrafted tables…

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Towards Perfection

Experience a Muscat tasting covering all four classifications, presented on a specially made tasting paddle. Taste Buller Wines’ finest Muscats,…

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Lil Tipsy Tours – North East Regional Winery Tours

Lil Tipsy Tours are all about fun, quality, class and value. Rain, hail or shine, seven days every week, the…

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Rutherglen Gold Battery - 2

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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Lunch on the Lawn

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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Wendy and Natasha Killeen

Stanton & Killeen Wines

Stanton and Killeen Wines is enriched by 146-year history, family and their home in Rutherglen. They focus on the sustainability…

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People tasting wine in a contemporary space

Scion

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a creative and modern spin on the region’s traditional grape varietals. Located in…

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Pfeiffer Wines Picnic and BBQ Boxes

Pfeiffer Wines historic winery cellars and century-old bridge are situated in an iconic natural Australian setting on the banks of…

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Wahgunyah

The small Murray River town of Wahgunyah is located just over the bridge from Corowa. The area is well known…

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Prosecco Bar

Buller Wines

The Five Star James Halliday Winery is world renowned for fortified wines produced using the Solera System. Testament to the…

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Front entrance of the Rutherglen historic gold battery

Rutherglen Gold Battery

The Rutherglen Gold Battery is located on the northern fringe of the township, an easy walk from the centre of…

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The Muscat Mile № 4. Chambers Rosewood Winery

Immerse Yourself in the History of Muscat For the lover of Muscat of Rutherglen and its history. A guided tour…

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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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Rutherglen has a rich history of innovation. Come explore our history and taste what's making our makers tick in 2022.

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There are still a few leaves clinging to the vines, but everyone and everything is quickly succumbing to the winter season. Perfect Durif weather? We agree.
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Pop into any of Rutherglen's many cellar doors and chances are you'll meet the winemaker!
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Rutherglen is a perfect place to hunker down for a romantic weekend away. Come see for yourself what Rutherglen has to offer!
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The Rutherglen Rotary Country Market is on today from 9am - 4pm down Main Street Rutherglen. There's something for everyone, come take a peek! ...

Today's the day! Winery Walkabout 2022 kicks off at 10am. Please remember to enjoy Rutherglen's beautiful wineries responsibly. ...

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