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.

Three Chain Road

A boutique gin distillery in the heart of wine country. Three Chain Road features four signature gins; muscat gin, shiraz…

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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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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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Arts Rutherglen Sculpture Trail Walk

In 2008 local community group, Arts Rutherglen, wanted to bring some art and culture to Rutherglen and the surrounding areas.…

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Stanton’s Bend

Stanton’s Bend is a large popular reserve just a few kilometres to the west of Rutherglen. An attractive setting on a…

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Willows Reserve Walk

Willows Reserve Trail Walk

Take a leisurely walk beside ancient river red gums on the Murray River at Wahgunyah. The track winds along the…

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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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Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant

North East Victoria’s first and only Certified Sustainable Vineyard, and one of Australia’s Top 50 Vineyards. Lake Moodemere Estate is…

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Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

This walk is approximately four kilometres long and will take about an hour to complete, this does not include the…

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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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Magenta Mine Cycle Route

A gentle ride visiting the well-known Magenta Mine site and the Indigo Goldfields cemetery. The mine provides a opportunity to…

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A Blooming Delight and Sculpture Walk at Gooramadda Olives

Roses, Proteas, Irises, Hydrangeas, Orchids, flowering plants, fruit trees adjourn their grove and of course, olive trees. The grove has…

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Gelatina

A visit to Rutherglen would not be complete without experiencing at least one flavour of Gelatina’s delicious gelato, made in…

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Wahgunyah River Track Walk

This trail will take you through the old river gum trees beside the Murray River and passes by farming properties.…

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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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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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Bonnie

Introducing the new casual eatery from Rutherglen icon All Saints Estate. Bonnie’s wine list by winemaker Nick Brown from All…

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Weave through open farmland, historic sites and the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park on this picturesque point-to-point route.

Rutherglen – Chiltern

On top of world-class wines, Rutherglen offers boundless gravel cycling winding through farmland and sweeping native bush. Weave through open…

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Rutherglen Annual Agricultural Show

An event open to the wider community which features many of the traditional aspects of a Rural show – full…

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The Muscat Mile No. 9 Scion

Explore the rich tradition of Rutherglen muscats alongside Scion’s modern interpretation of this regional speciality. Scion is a progressive winery…

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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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It’s just two weeks to go until Roam Rutherglen!

This annual festival during the June long weekend delivers something for everyone, from wine tastings to live music to delightful food pairings. 

Entry tickets give you admission for two days, not one! Go slow, share the love of wine, and enjoy the experience at 15 cellar doors open all weekend. Tickets are available now via the link in our bio.

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Get ready to Roam Rutherglen this June long weekend! 🍷🍇

The Winemakers of Rutherglen are stepping up their game with an incredible line-up of new style Muscats, gins, Fianos, Malbecs, aperitifs, and Iberian wines. This festival is a must-attend for every wine lover out there.

Indulge in premium tastings, live entertainment, and unique sensory cellar door experiences at 16 of the region's wineries. From sipping on Muscat cocktails to discovering new varietals and winemaking techniques, there's something for everyone.

Explore the region at your own pace with a continuous hop-on, hop-off bus loop. Over 40 buses will be operating in both directions, ensuring you can taste the best of Rutherglen your way.

Regional bus services are available from Corowa, Howlong, Yarrawonga, Mulwala, Bundalong, Wangaratta, Chiltern, Beechworth, Albury, and Wodonga. Responsible self-driving is also encouraged, with free festival access for designated drivers. 

Don't miss out on this incredible wine experience! Tickets are available now via the link in our bio. 

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Embrace the stories of history and nature along the Wahgunyah River Track Walk. 

Autumn makes a perfect time for a crisp walk, surrounded by the majestic River Red Gum trees lining the tranquil Murray River. 

Local Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae once wandered these lands, finding inspiration amidst the beauty of Lake Moodemere. His legacy adds another layer of depth to this scenic journey.

As you follow the trail's path, you'll stumble upon the Historic John Foord Pioneer Cemetery. A plaque commemorates the centenary year of the burial of John Foord II (1819 - 1883). He was the pioneer of the Wahgunyah Run and the township developed on his property. Foord named his 30,000 acre property Wahgunyah which was said to be a Whroo, the local Indigenous people’s name for ‘big camp’.
Treat Mum this Mother's Day with a day out in Rutherglen.

A range of brunches, lunches and Mother's Day activities are on offer at @pavilionbullerwines , @tuileriesrutherglen , @pickledsisters and @cofieldwines , just to name a few.

After lunch, take a stroll down Main Street Rutherglen and enjoy a spot of retail therapy, browsing the many boutique clothing and giftware shops.