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.

Dark Side of Wine Paint and Sip

Held in conjunction with the inaugural Dark Side of Wine Festival their Glow In The Dark Paint and Sip session…

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Hennessy Home and Garden

Hennessy Home and Garden is a family owned and operated business selling homewares, plants, pots, clothing and gifts. Local handmade…

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Rutherglen Wine Region

On this Rutherglen winery tour, you will visit four or five of Rutherglen’s finest wineries and cellar doors. Each tour…

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Rutherglen to Rare Classification

Muscats from their national birthplace in North East Victoria are revered by connoisseurs and pleasure-seekers alike. They are classified by…

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Muscat Mile Wine Tasting Experience

As a proud participating winery for ‘The Muscat Mile’, enjoy four wines including two Muscats and two styles of the…

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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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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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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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Scion

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a modern spin on the region’s traditional grape varietals. Expect Durif redesigned and…

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Create your own Muscat Blend

Explore Stanton & Killeen’s 19th century winery on a private guided tour and enjoy a classification tasting of their award-winning…

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grace. bar + eatery

grace. is a small bar + eatery set within a charming heritage building on rutherglen’s historic main street. featuring a…

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De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate

The landmark, historic building was originally built as cellars by Seppelt’s Wines, in 1886. It now houses the De Bortoli…

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John Gehrig Wines Rutherglen

John Gehrig Wines is a fifth generation family run winery, located on the East side of Rutherglen. The cellar door…

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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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Jones Winery Restaurant

Jones Winery Restaurant in Rutherglen is one of the North East Victoria’s highly rated restaurants. Briony Bradford’s cooking for the…

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Sip and Pour Wine Tours

Join the team for an unforgettable day in Rutherglen’s wine Wonderland! Your adventure kicks off with an indulgent wine tasting…

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Wahgunyah St Leonards - Grantham's Walk - 1

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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Buller Wines

The Five Star James Halliday Winery is world renowned for fortified wines produced using the Solera System. Testament to the…

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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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Icons of Victoria’s High Country – Experience 3 of Victoria’s most iconic wineries

Day 1 STANTON & KILLEEN TOUR & TASTE IN THE SOLERA ROOM 2pm – Enjoy Stanton & Killeen’s icon wine…

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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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Unveil the mysteries of Rutherglen at the Dark Side of Wine’s grand opening, ‘Uncasked at the Convent’ 🎭

At this intriguing masquerade ball, the historic Rutherglen Convent transforms into a realm of indulgence for one unforgettable evening. Immerse yourself in an enchanting night of fine wines, gourmet fare, and hidden treasures.

Don your mask and explore the Convent's corridors, where Rutherglen's winemaking families reveal their cherished secrets. Savour exquisite varietals, enjoy roving musicians, and uncover surprises at every turn. As the night skies darken and the Convent lights brighten, follow the sounds of the party band into the new Convent Brewery where you’ll unmask and dance the night away.

Will you unlock all of Rutherglen's secrets? Join @winerutherglen for an unforgettable night of masked revelry and discover the dark side of wine!

📍 Rutherglen Convent & Brewery, 50-74 High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria 
📅 Friday 2 August 2024, 6:30pm
🎫 Follow the link in our bio to purchase tickets
Step into the shadows and uncover the mysteries of Rutherglen at the Dark Side of Wine this August. For 10 captivating days, Australia's Muscat capital invites you to explore its hidden depths, where century-old traditions meet bold new flavours.

Immerse yourself in nocturnal wine adventures, from blending aged stocks under starry skies to solving mysteries among century-old barrels. Witness the mesmerising burning of the cane ritual and indulge in sumptuous degustation dinners that showcase Rutherglen's iconic Muscats and powerful Durifs.

Don't miss the grand Masquerade Ball, where family secrets and exqui
site wines flow freely. This is your chance to experience the allure of Rutherglen like never before.

Tickets are limited for this exclusive journey into wine's dark and delicious realm. Secure your spot now via the link in bio and prepare to be enchanted by the Dark Side of Wine.

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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!