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.

Love Wintering in Rutherglen

Blaze a trail to Rutherglen, a winter destination tailor-made for lovers. Or anyone else unable to resist a crackling wood fire, sensuous gourmet food and luscious, internationally-prized fortified wines.

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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 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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Café which serves breakfast

Pickers Cafe and Collectables

Pickers Café is established on a love of home-cooked foods and collectables. Pickers Café is the perfect place to catch…

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Picnic at Lake Moodemere

Secluded Adventure Picnic

Spend a magical afternoon by the lake at an exclusively private waterfront location only you can access. Let us look…

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Flight of Muscats

Discover the unique properties of what makes a Rutherglen, Classic, Grand and Rare Muscat. Explore the age classification system and…

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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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Seasonal Food Foray

With it’s crisp mornings and sunny days, Spring is the perfect time to enjoy our gourmet culinary adventure within the…

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Rutherglen Farmers Market

The Rutherglen Farmers Market brings together all that is seasonal, regional and beautiful about produce in North-East Victoria. Held on…

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Campbells Wines Rutherglen

Campbells Wines

At Campbells visitors can enjoy the distinctive wines of Rutherglen resulting from five generations of tradition, experience and a dedication…

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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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Lake Moodemere Regatta

Every year three local rowing clubs combine together to host the Murray Rowing Association Regatta: – Corowa Rowing Club, Rutherglen…

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Pfeiffer Wines experiences

Pfeiffer Wines historic winery cellars and century-old Sunday Creek Bridge is the perfect location to immerse yourself in nature and…

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The Muscat Mile No. 9 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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Ross Perry Winemaker

Olive Hills Estate

Olive Hills Estate is a boutique winery owned and operated by the Perry family and situated in historical 1886 cellars.…

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The Muscat Mile № 10. Pfeiffer Wines

True Muscat Experience, $135pp One hour (approx.), Wahgunyah, VIC You’re doing this experience alongside barrels that were reparation payments from…

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Courtyard Tunes at The Pickled Sisters Cafe

The Pickled Sisters Cafe are so excited to have live music with Rutherglen local, Paddy Russell and Corowa residents, Billy…

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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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The Pickled Sisters Cafe

The Pickled Sisters Cafe has been part of the Rutherglen culinary landscape for over 21 years. Now in a new…

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The Muscat Mile No. 5 Cofield Wines

Cofield Wines is a boutique, family owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Rutherglen wine region. The…

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Immerse Yourself in the History of Muscat

For the lover of Muscat of Rutherglen and its history. A guided tour walking among over 100 year-old casks in…

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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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The Muscat Mile experiences of Rutherglen wineries give visitors an insiders look into the making of this gem of the wine world. Explore the experiences at the link in our bio.

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Cuddle up to the fire for this last month of winter. It’s a perfect time to get to the bottom of your favourite Rutherglen red.

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Looking forward to the weekend and all the delicious things to try in Rutherglen.

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Imbibe the vibe in Rutherglen this winter.

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Fancy mixing it up? Try one of Grace's cocktails to end a big day of winetasting.

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Rutherglen - the perfect spot for a winter weekend away. Don’t just take our word for it though! Come see for yourself.

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The nature experiences in Rutherglen are as world class as the wine. Come see for yourself.

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Come for the intimate wine tasting, stay for the chats. Explore Rutherglen's wineries this winter.

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