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.

Come and see a range of busking at Busking Rutherglen

Busking Festival

Friday May 13 - Sunday 15 May

The Rutherglen busking final will commence on Friday May 13 with a concert held in the memorial Hall, featuring well know band The Northern Folk.

The busking heats will then commence on Saturday morning May 14 from 10:00am, followed by the finals taking place later on Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening will see hosted ‘Jam Session’ at The Star Hotel inRutherglen.

The buskers will perform at various locations in the Main Street area, which will be closed off to traffic. Food stalls, along with wine tastings & sales will be a feature. Roaming judges will evaluate and score the performances and a shortlist of the best buskers will be invited to appear in a Finals Concert.

On Sunday The Rutherglen Convent keeps the music going from 2pm with "Yours, Georgina" (the solo project for Georgie Currie, vocalist with The Northern Folk) . At 2:45pm, be treated to the husky tones and wry story-telling of Liv Cartledge and to close at 3:45pm, Julian James will take blues, add a twang of country and a dash of soul to create a Louisiana style Americana sound with a fresh modern twist.

Check Out the Program

Come and see a range of busking at Busking Rutherglen

Winery Walkabout

Queen's Birthday Long Weekend:
June 11 - 12, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, tickets are now on sale for Australia’s first – and longest running - wine festival. For the past 48 years, we’ve been wowing wine lovers from all over the country with a not to be missed wine experience.

Our 18 wineries are pulling out all the stops and putting on an epic line up of live music, great wine, entertainment, delicious food and everything else in between!

There are a million things to do - check out the event guide and start planning your ultimate winery weekend

Early Bird ticket offers close on the 30th of April, so buy now to avoid disappointment!

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Warm Weather Whites

Warmer months present a crisp, new twist to some Old World grape varieties in Rutherglen where innovative makers are creating superb, contemporary white wine styles perfect for these long, lazy days and languid, balmy nights.

Seek & Explore

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.

Thousand Pound Wine Bar & Store

Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store

Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store is ahead of the trend. Victoria’s wine canteens are a rapidly growing regional obsession…

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People tasting wine in a contemporary space

Scion

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a creative and modern spin on the region’s traditional grape varietals. Located in…

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Friends relaxing with a wine at a cellar door

The Little Kombi Company

The Little Kombi Company has evolved from their love for the iconic VW Kombi. They love to share the enjoyment…

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Rutherglen MTM Rail Trail - 1

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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The Muscat Mile No.2 Buller Wines

Buller Wines’ winemaking philosophy – Led by Chief Winemaker Dave Whyte – is one of minimal intervention, allowing the grapes…

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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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The Other Place

The Other Place at Rutherglen

This vibrant cafe serves a selection of breakfast and lunch meals right in the heart of Rutherglen. Enjoy fresh, locally…

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Australian National Busking Championships – Rutherglen Heat

The Rutherglen busking final will commence on Friday May 13 with a concert held in the memorial Hall, featuring well…

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Sunday Creek Bridge

Pfeiffer Wines

Are you looking for a place where you can immerse yourself in nature and simply enjoy the sound of silence,…

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Rutherglen Winery Tour

Experience life in the slow lane in our VW Kombi as you experience the epicurean area of Rutherglen or King…

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James and Co Wines- Main St Rutherglen

James and Co Wines

Stop by and stay awhile at James and Co Wines. Visitors are very welcome to sit at the handcrafted tables…

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Fireside in the Vineyard

Chase away the cooler weather with a glass of Muscat in hand and a fire pit at your heels. Best…

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Wendy and Natasha Killeen

Stanton & Killeen Wines

Stanton and Killeen Wines is enriched by 146-year history, family and their home in Rutherglen. They focus on the sustainability…

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The Muscat Mile № 1. All Saints Estate

A Blindfolded Muscat Experience, $50pp Seated in the Private Family Cellar at All Saints Estate, enjoy an immersive blindfolded Muscat…

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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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Brown Muscat Grapes which are used to make fortified muscat

Muscat Mile

Rutherglen is the Muscat capital of the world, home to the unique Muscat of Rutherglen wine styles. Take a journey…

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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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Shaw’s Flat

Shaw’s Flat is a relatively small reserve, but worth seeking out for its fabulous setting complete with towering River Red Gums,…

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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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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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It's Busking Festival weekend! Head down to Rutherglen Main St to hear some incredible musicians on Saturday.
Sunday head over to the Rutherglen Convent for an Open Day filled with music and fun for the whole family.
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Wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day today! Treat Mum to some Rutherglen wine this year 🍇 🍷

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Changing seasons means changing leaves. The trees outside of Pfeiffer Wines are putting on a SERIOUS show.

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It's ON this weekend! A Day on the Green comes back to All Saints Estate this Sunday with the explosive Resist: The New Album tour. Tickets are still available for the concert! Book yours at the link in our bio now to avoid missing out.

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It's going to be a glorious Easter weekend! Check out the events page on at the link in our bio for all of the activities that are on this weekend. We've got stuff for the whole family happening around town! ...

It's going to be a beautiful weekend to explore Rutherglen by bike!

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Looking for something to do this Sunday 10 April? Look no further!

@Bullerwines are hosting Ross Wilson's Cool World Tour featuring some great support acts.

🕧 12:30pm start
🚌 Shuttle buses are available
🍴 Hot paella on the day
🎫 $75 general admission OR
$150 VIP two course lunch at @pavilionbullerwines

Tickets at link in our bio! Don't miss this GREAT Sunday outing 🎉

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A beautiful, crisp morning on Lake Moodemere makes the Sunday scaries go away. Take a walk!

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