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 Muscat Mile No 14. Warrabilla Wines

A family owned and run affair in Rutherglen, Warrabilla make some stellar Riesling and fortified wines but are best known…

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Lake Moodemere Estate Waterfront

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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Cofield Wines Cellar Door

Cofield Wines

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

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Between Two Bridges Trail Walk

The John Foord Bridge was completed in 1892 and named after the founder of Wahgunyah. A new bridge opened in…

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Blend your own Muscat of Rutherglen wine with the Winemaker

Blend your very own Muscat of Rutherglen wine and discover the art and importance of blending. Wines of varying ages…

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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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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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Mixing it with Muscat

Picturesque and relaxing, St Leonards Vineyard makes for an unforgettable experience. Settle on the lawn and enjoy a cocktail made…

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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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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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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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Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate is a unique joint venture between the winery and Australian Aboriginal art…

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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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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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Behind the Scenes Tour

From the vineyard to the soul of Campbells Wines – walk down their Muscat Mews, enjoy a sample from the…

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4 Elements Blacksmithing

Nestled between the Victoria Hotel and Parker Pies is 4 Elements Blacksmith in the historic 1868 Victoria Hotel old horse…

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Grove & Sculpture Walk at Gooramadda Olives

A serene walk around the olive and caper groves. Follow the track to the top of the hill and on…

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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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The Muscat Mile № 6. De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Muscat and Cheese Matching, $35 pp Visit De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate cellar door and discover how Muscat can be the…

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Rutherglen Heritage Walk

Rutherglen was originally settled by squatters in 1836 but the discovery of gold in nearby Chiltern some 20 years later…

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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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