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.

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As one of Australia’s oldest and premier wine producing regions, Rutherglen is home to a curated selection of cellar doors and vineyards. But that's not all, with an abundance of dining options, boutique accommodation, cycling paths and walking trails, how will you decide to spend your stay in Rutherglen? Take the quiz to be paired with a curated itinerary, you may even find your perfect match. 

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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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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Nature Experiences

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.

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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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Arts & Culture

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

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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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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

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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St Leonards / Granthams Walk

Soak up the tranquillity as you wander through the vines and along the banks of the Murray River. This majestic…

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Walking track which walks through river gum trees and reaches the Murray River

Wahgunyah River Walking and Cycle Trail

Whether you walk or cycle this trail, it will take you through beautiful old river gums, local vineyards as well…

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Morris Wines of Rutherglen

Morris of Rutherglen

Established in 1859, Morris of Rutherglen have earned the esteemed position as one of the most prominent winemaking families in…

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The Muscat Mile № 11. Scion

Muscat Reimagined, $100pp, $90pp for wine club members By appointment, minimum two people. Explore the rich tradition of Rutherglen muscats…

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St Leonards Vineyard

St Leonards Vineyard

Established in 1860, St Leonards Vineyard is a hideaway for wine and food lovers, on a picturesque bend of the…

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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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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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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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Maccaroons and cake made by Louisa Morris

Rutherglen Farmers Market

The Rutherglen Farmers Market brings together all that is seasonal, regional and beautiful about produce in North-East Victoria. Held on…

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Pleanty of space to sit around enjoying each others company

Carlyle Court

Located on the edge of the Rutherglen rail trail and a short stroll from the main street of Rutherglen, Carlyle…

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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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Lots of space in the back yard for a dog or kids to play

Rose Cottage with Vineyard Views

This three bedroom house with a recently updated interior is in the heart of Rutherglen wine region offering clean, comfortable…

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Art Exhibition at Rutherglen Estates Cellar Door

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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Grantham’s Bend

Granthams Bend is a large reserve set on a sweeping bend of the Murray River near Wahgunyah. Open scrubland offers good…

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Rutherglen Caravan park entrance

Rutherglen Caravan & Tourist Park

Rutherglen Caravan Park is set on three acres of land and is surrounded by sporting and recreational facilities. The park…

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Taste of Rutherglen 2020

Tastes of Rutherglen

Tastes of Rutherglen will return on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2022 (Labour Day long weekend) to showcase the…

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Arts Rutherglen Sculpture and Portal Trail

Whether you walk, ride or go by car you can view these amazing sculptures and portals at various locations around…

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Rutherglen Lolly Shop

Rutherglen Lolly Shop

Step back in time and experience a good old fashion lolly shop. Rutherglen Lolly Shop have lots of lollies ranging…

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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 № 8. Lake Moodemere Estate

Muscat Food Matching Experience, $40pp Indulge in three courses of sweet and savoury dishes (all house prepared), showcasing their estate-grown…

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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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