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.

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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Lake Moodemere Trail Walk

Lake Moodemere is a natural billabong abundant with native birds and wildlife. This is a delightful river red gum forest…

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John Gehrig Wines

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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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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Murray Rest Cottages

Murray Rest Cottages

Enjoy a peaceful riverside setting when staying at Murray Rest Cottages. It is the ideal place to relax, unwind and…

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The Carlyle Loop

Set out from the Rutherglen Wine Experience, and turn right into High Street – cycling up the hill past impressive…

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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 Muscat Mile № 7. Jones Winery & Vineyard

Muscat Tribute, $20pp Explore how innovative Muscat can be with Jones’ Muscat and food matching set. Tantalise your taste buds…

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The Muscat Mile № 5. Cofield Wines

The Many Faces of Rutherglen Muscat, $70pp By appointment only Join winemaker, Damien Cofield, to sample three Muscat wines in…

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Gelatina

Gelatina

A visit to Rutherglen would not be complete without experiencing at least one flavour of Gelatina’s delicious gelato, made in…

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Bianco Sourdough

Valentines Artisan Sourdough Bakers

Valentines Artisan Sourdough Bakers specialise in handcrafted European inspired artisan sourdough bread using certified sustainable and chemical free Australian grown…

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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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The Muscat Mile № 8. Lake Moodemere Estate

Muscat Food Matching Experience, $40pp Indulge in three courses of sweet and savoury dishes (all house prepared), showcasing their estate-grown…

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The kitchen is fully stocked with the essentials such as oven

Jones Tiny House

This is a fully sustainable tiny house right on the edge of a gorgeous vineyard. Powered by the sun, Jones…

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personal service at Cellar Door

De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

The landmark, historic building was originally built as cellars by Seppelt’s Wines, in 1886. It now houses the De Bortoli…

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Get driven around in style in either the stretch limo or the sporty jag

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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Grab some mates and play footgolf

Footgolf at Boorhaman Golf Club

What on earth is FootGolf? Well, it’s the same as golf – almost. The course is the same but you…

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The Muscat Mile № 14. Warrabilla Wines

Sweet or Savoury, $20 pp Explore some of the more traditional food pairings synonymous with Muscat. Pull-up a chair at…

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Lake Moodemere Estate Waterfront

Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant

Lake Moodemere Estate is immersed in the history of seven generations of wine producers. The Estate wines are sustainably grown…

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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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