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.

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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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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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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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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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 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. 6 Lake Moodemere Estate

Lake Moodemere Estate is North East Victoria’s first Sustainably Certified vineyard. All our wines are made with minimal intervention. The…

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The Pavilion Restaurant at Buller Wines

The Pavilion Restaurant sits on an expanse of luxurious lawn, overlooking the historic Calliope Vineyard, at Buller Wines. There is…

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Rutherglen Radler Electric Bike Hire

The cruisiest way to explore the Rutherglen and Wahgunyah region is on an electric cruiser bike from Rutherglen Radler. These…

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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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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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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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Carlyle Bushland Reserve Walking Tracks

The Carlyle Bushland Reserve is a magic place full of bushland birds and kangaroos. It is a place to enjoy…

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Rutherglen Seasonal Food Foray

A progressive picnic lunch with a difference, the Seasonal Food Foray is the ideal way to explore Rutherglen and discover…

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The Wax Trade

The Wax Trade is a small boutique-style candle shop located in the wine region of Rutherglen. Specialising in home fragrance…

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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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The Other Place at Rutherglen

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

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Daisy Cow Soap and Skincare

Daisy Cow Soap and Skincare is your premier destination in Rutherglen for handcrafted, natural soap, and skincare products. As the…

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Mother’s Day at The Pavillion Restaurant

Gather the family and celebrate Mother’s Day at The Pavilion Restaurant. Choose between a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or a…

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Rutherglen to Wahgunyah 9km

In a wine region blessed with abundant sunshine, and long languid summers a ride along the Murray to Mountains Rail…

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The Muscat Mile No. 5 Jones Winery and Vineyard

Mandy and Arthur Jones are the current custodians of one of the oldest and smallest wineries in Rutherglen. Vines were…

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The Little Kombi Company Wine Tours

The Little Kombi Company is a wine tour company with a difference. They tour in a 1975 Volkswagen Kombi. Share…

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The Muscat Mile No. 8 Pfeiffer Wines

You’re doing this experience alongside barrels that were reparation payments from WW1, tasting wines two generations in the making and…

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Morris of Rutherglen

At Morris they have been making world renowned fortified wines since 1859. Over six generations of craftsmanship in winemaking, blending…

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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.

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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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Rev your engines and get ready for the ultimate weekend at the Rutherglen Rumble! 

Saturday kicks off with a swap meet from 8:00am – 4:00pm, followed by live music from local band Lucy at 5:00pm. Then, cosy up for a nostalgic drive-in movie experience featuring 'Running on Empty' (1988) after sundown.

Food vans and stalls will be available all day, or take a short stroll to Main Street to refuel at one of Rutherglen’s many cafes, restaurants or hotels before returning to the showgrounds. 

On Sunday, get ready for the Rutherglen Rumble Car Bike Show 'n' Shine Meet, incorporating the Deni Shovel Muster and Tattoo Show for some extra excitement.

All funds raised will go to support Gateway Health and Rutherglen Agricultural Society.

It’ll be a roaring good time - see you there! 

📍 Rutherglen Showgrounds, 171 High Street, Rutherglen 
📅 Saturday 6 and Sunday
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