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.

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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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Tuileries Restaurant at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Tuileries is a name long synonymous with the Rutherglen Wine Region. The original restaurant was established over 30 years ago…

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Vidal's cellars Rutherglen

Vidal’s Cellars

A few pumps of the pedal down the Murray Mountains Rail Trail and you’ll find yourselves at the captivating ruins…

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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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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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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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Music on the Murray at St Leonards Vineyard

St Leonards Vineyard hosts live music artists at Music on the Murray on the first Saturday of every month. Enjoy…

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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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Lumby’s Bend

Lumbys Bend is a quiet and relaxing spot on the Murray River, located on a twisting section of the Murray…

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Daisy Cow

As a massage therapist, Sue Brain always wanted to make her own natural body products. In 2007 she qualified as…

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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 Willows

The lovely Willows Reserve is situated at the end of Short Street in Wahgunyah, on the banks fo the Murray River. It…

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The Muscat Mile No.1 All Saints Estate

A Blindfolded Muscat Experience that will enlighten your tastebuds. Seated in the Private Family Cellar at All Saints Estate, enjoy…

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The Many Faces of Rutherglen Muscat

Join winemaker, Damien Cofield, to sample three Muscat wines in different stages of maturation, alongside perfectly paired food offerings. See…

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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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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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Caffeine N Machine

A community-focused Bakery Café. Enjoy great coffee, freshly baked breads and pastries- and of course you can settle in for…

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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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Grove & Sculpture Walk at Gooramadda Olives

A serene walk around the olive and caper groves. On a clear day you can see the Rutherglen Wine Bottle…

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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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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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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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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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