Rutherglen has embraced the bold and the brave for over a century. Farmers and forward thinkers unite over the love of this land — just as you will. From your doorstep, discover mysterious and sacred pockets of Australia. Take a swim in the Murray or relax in a spa, ride from vineyard to vineyard or walk the banks of ancient Lake Moodemere.
The magic of Rutherglen is right in front of you, ready to be unearthed and uncovered. The mix of terroir and country air rewards the intrepid traveller and those looking for a connection to the land.
Famously generous and welcoming, when in Rutherglen, you are in our home. From a multi-generation Muscat of Rutherglen to an iconic Durif, Rutherglen is about the discovery. The only question is, what will you unearth?
What You Can Do
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
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.
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.