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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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 Cellar Door Loop

• Starting at the Rutherglen Wine Experience, set out along the sealed rail trail. A gentle 9km takes you through…

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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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Yarramanda Farm Preserving Workshop

The Preserving Workshop at Yarramanda Farm offers a unique and hands-on experience where participants can learn the art of making…

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The Pavilion Restaurant at Buller Wines

The Pavilion Restaurant sits on an expanse of luxurious lawn, overlooking the historic Calliope Vineyard at Buller Wines. There is…

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Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Walk – Rutherglen to Wahgunyah

In a wine region blessed with abundant sunshine and long languid summers, a stroll along the Murray to Mountains Rail…

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Rutherglen Historical Society and the Common School Museum

Housed in Rutherglen’s original c1872 school building the Common School Museum houses a fascinating collection of historical artifacts from Rutherglen…

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Alister Tours’ Winery Tours

Alister has an intimate knowledge of the wineries. His friendly approach to making your winery tour makes him ideal person…

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Best of British Dinner

Enjoy a splendid evening celebrating all things quintessentially British at The Pickled Sisters Cafe + Restaurant in Rutherglen! Prepare yourselves…

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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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St Leonards Muscat Rutherglen Muscat Mile

The Muscat Mile № 13. St. Leonards Vineyard

Mixing it with Muscat, $30pp Picturesque and relaxing, St Leonards Vineyard makes for an unforgettable experience. Settle on the lawn…

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Jones Winery, Vineyard and Restaurant

On Jones Road, Rutherglen, the Jones family traditions of grape growing, winemaking and cooking have been kept alive for six…

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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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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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Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

This walk is approximately four kilometres long and will take about an hour to complete, this does not include the…

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Glenrowan Kelly Loop

Beginning and ending in Glenrowan, this intermediate loop passes through classic bush landscapes filled with history and birdlife. Take on…

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Morris Wines of Rutherglen

Located in the Victorian North East Rutherglen wine region, nestled down a long driveway flanked by aged vines, you will…

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Andrew Buller Wines

The Buller family’s new venture at historic Cannobie, owned and operated by Andrew Buller who brings four generations of Rutherglen…

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Burning of the Canes at St Leonards Vineyard

Experience a magical evening as the team at St Leonards Vineyard revive the ancient tradition of burning old vine canes,…

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Immerse Yourself in the History of Muscat

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

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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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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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Unveil the mysteries of Rutherglen at the Dark Side of Wine’s grand opening, ‘Uncasked at the Convent’ 🎭

At this intriguing masquerade ball, the historic Rutherglen Convent transforms into a realm of indulgence for one unforgettable evening. Immerse yourself in an enchanting night of fine wines, gourmet fare, and hidden treasures.

Don your mask and explore the Convent's corridors, where Rutherglen's winemaking families reveal their cherished secrets. Savour exquisite varietals, enjoy roving musicians, and uncover surprises at every turn. As the night skies darken and the Convent lights brighten, follow the sounds of the party band into the new Convent Brewery where you’ll unmask and dance the night away.

Will you unlock all of Rutherglen's secrets? Join @winerutherglen for an unforgettable night of masked revelry and discover the dark side of wine!

📍 Rutherglen Convent & Brewery, 50-74 High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria 
📅 Friday 2 August 2024, 6:30pm
🎫 Follow the link in our bio to purchase tickets
Step into the shadows and uncover the mysteries of Rutherglen at the Dark Side of Wine this August. For 10 captivating days, Australia's Muscat capital invites you to explore its hidden depths, where century-old traditions meet bold new flavours.

Immerse yourself in nocturnal wine adventures, from blending aged stocks under starry skies to solving mysteries among century-old barrels. Witness the mesmerising burning of the cane ritual and indulge in sumptuous degustation dinners that showcase Rutherglen's iconic Muscats and powerful Durifs.

Don't miss the grand Masquerade Ball, where family secrets and exqui
site wines flow freely. This is your chance to experience the allure of Rutherglen like never before.

Tickets are limited for this exclusive journey into wine's dark and delicious realm. Secure your spot now via the link in bio and prepare to be enchanted by the Dark Side of Wine.

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Escape the winter chill and warm your soul in Rutherglen 🔥 🍷

Picture this: A cosy outdoor fire, comfy chairs, and a glass of full-bodied Rutherglen Red in your hand. The crackle of the fire mingles with the peaceful sounds of the countryside, creating the perfect mood for relaxation. A few delicious snacks and another bottle lie nearby, promising a leisurely evening ahead. 

Whether you're a wine enthusiast or simply seeking a tranquil getaway, Rutherglen offers the ideal setting for making cherished winter memories. Come experience the warmth of Rutherglen this winter!