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.

Wahgunyah

The small Murray River town of Wahgunyah is located just over the bridge from Corowa. The area is well known…

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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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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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A-Lister Tours

Alister has an intimate knowledge of the wineries and the people of Rutherglen, his friendly approach to making your day…

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Gooramadda Olives

Gooramadda Olives has the ultimate tasting experience. This cellar door is a must-visit for olive lovers and non-olive lovers. This…

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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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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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Grove & Sculpture Walk at Gooramadda Olives

A serene walk around the olive and caper groves. On a clear day you can see the Rutherglen Wine Bottle…

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Morris Wines of Rutherglen

Located in the Victorian North East Rutherglen wine region, nestled down a long driveway flanked by aged vines, you will…

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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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The Muscat Mile No.1 All Saints Estate

Rutherglen to Rare classification Muscats from their national birthplace in North East Victoria are revered by connoisseurs and pleasure-seekers alike.…

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Anderson Winery

Howard Anderson established Anderson Winery in 1993, after 30 years experience in the industry – including 15 years as winemaker…

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Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

The Rutherglen Gold Battery was erected in 1908 for the purpose of crushing quartz from nearby reefs to extract gold.…

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Street Food Series – Japanese

Join with the team for another brilliant evening as they take your taste buds to the streets of Japan! On…

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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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The Pickled Sisters Cafe and Restaurant

The Pickled Sisters Cafe and Restaurant has been part of the Rutherglen culinary landscape for over 21 years. Now in…

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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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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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Muscat – Taste the History Tour

The Chambers family are giving you the opportunity to learn the age-old fortified winemaking process with the winemaker. Indulge in…

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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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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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Escape the winter chill and warm your soul in Rutherglen 🔥 🍷

Picture this: A cosy outdoor fire, comfy chairs, and a glass of full-bodied Rutherglen Red in your hand. The crackle of the fire mingles with the peaceful sounds of the countryside, creating the perfect mood for relaxation. A few delicious snacks and another bottle lie nearby, promising a leisurely evening ahead. 

Whether you're a wine enthusiast or simply seeking a tranquil getaway, Rutherglen offers the ideal setting for making cherished winter memories. Come experience the warmth of Rutherglen this winter!
Raise your glasses, wine lovers! The much-awaited Roam Rutherglen weekend is finally here. 🍷🍇

Prepare for a delicious journey through some of the region's top-notch wineries, where every sip packs a punch of Rutherglen's rich flavours. Savour the tasty drops, mingle with your fellow wine aficionados, and soak up those stunning vineyard views. But don't forget, the real fun is appreciating the good stuff while looking out for your mates. 

There’s still time to nab a last-minute ticket via the link in our bio. Or, collect a last-minute ticket from the De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate cellar door today, Friday 7 June, from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. 

See you in Rutherglen this weekend! 

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With just over 1 week to go until Roam Rutherglen, have you secured your ticket yet? 🍇❄️

This June long weekend festival promises a memorable celebration of Victoria's most progressive winemakers. From Muscats to Malbecs, Roam Rutherglen has it all! 

Festival Lover tickets start at just $70 and include two days of festival entry, wine tastings, a food voucher, and a branded wine glass. Plus, an easy hop-on, hop-off bus loop makes it easy to explore at your own pace.

Don’t miss out. Tickets are available now via the link in our bio.

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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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