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.

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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Discover our region

Find Your Perfect Match

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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. 

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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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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Tuileries Restaurant at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

Tuileries is a name long synonymous with the Rutherglen Wine Region. The original restaurant was established over 30 years ago…

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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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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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Chase the Legendary Murray Cod

Pack a picnic of local goodies and find a patch by the river’s edge. Nestled amongst the river gums you…

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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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John Gehrig Wines

If you love a small winery which has loads of history then John Gehrig Wines is for you. Operated and…

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Lounge room includes an open fire

Little Morris Manor

Little Morris Manor is the perfect base to explore Rutherglen. Located just 450 metres from the main street, you will…

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Grab a handful of lavender on arrival

La Maison St Arnaud B&B

La Maison St Arnaud Bed and Breakfast is a traditional bed and breakfast de charme set in the heart of…

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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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The Muscat Mile № 14. Warrabilla Wines

Sweet or Savoury, $20 pp Explore some of the more traditional food pairings synonymous with Muscat. Pull-up a chair at…

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An afternoon browsing

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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Wahgunyah Speedway Noel McGrath Memorial Day

Come down to the Wahgunyah Speedway for a great day out and see Mayhem on the Murray Super Sedans. Established…

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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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The Rutherglen Convent

The Rutherglen Convent offers unique group accommodation in a thoughtfully-restored building that was once a boarding house, school and convent.…

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St Leonards Vineyard Outdoor Seating

St Leonards Vineyard Café

Open every Saturday and Sunday for lunch, including Public Holiday weekends. St Leonards Vineyard Café offers fresh, seasonal simple dishes…

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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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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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Gelatina

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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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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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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