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.

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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. 

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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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

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.

scallop tortellini with cauliflower veloute at grace by milkin kitchen

grace. by milkin kitchen

grace. by milkin kitchen is an eatery and canteen on Main Street in Rutherglen. Turing European inspired dishes with a…

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1 Bedroom and 2 bedroom cottages

Country Cottages Bed and Breakfast

Country Cottages Bed and Breakfast is comfortable, relaxing and welcoming are just some of the wonderful comments guests have made…

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Brown Muscat Grapes which are used to make fortified muscat

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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Gallery Frontage

Gallery Rutherglen

Rutherglen’s quirky art gallery, showcasing local talent from artists, blacksmiths, photographers and more. From hand-forged metal works from the local…

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Lake Moodemere Estate Waterfront

Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant

Lake Moodemere Estate is immersed in the history of seven generations of wine producers. The Estate wines are sustainably grown…

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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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The Gatehouse - Mount Ophir Estate

Mount Ophir Estate – The Gatehouse

Mount Ophir Estate, a unique and exclusive property in the rural district of Rutherglen in northern Victoria, Australia. Boasting 360-degree…

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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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Murray Rest Cottages

Murray Rest Cottages

Enjoy a peaceful riverside setting when staying at Murray Rest Cottages. It is the ideal place to relax, unwind and…

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Front Entrance

Poachers Paradise Motel

The Poachers Paradise Motel is set behind the Hotel, off the main street. Poachers Paradise Motel’s quiet location gives you…

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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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Lake Moodemere Trail Walk

Lake Moodemere is a natural billabong abundant with native birds and wildlife. This is a delightful river red gum forest…

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Star Hotel and Eastern Palace

Star Hotel Ruthergen

The Star Hotel Rutherglen was established in the 1860’s and is currently run by Paul and Robyn Davies. The Star…

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The Muscat Mile № 1. All Saints Estate

A Blindfolded Muscat Experience, $50pp Seated in the Private Family Cellar at All Saints Estate, enjoy an immersive blindfolded Muscat…

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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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Turon House Rutherglen

Built in 1921, Turon House is situated on the main street of Rutherglen and right next door to the iconic…

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Barkly Suites / Apartments Rutherglen

Barkly Suites / Apartments is set in a quiet corner of Rutherglen. With a one bedroom and two bedroom suite,…

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The Muscat Mile № 10. Pfeiffer Wines

True Muscat Experience, $135pp One hour (approx.), Wahgunyah, VIC You’re doing this experience alongside barrels that were reparation payments from…

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Rutherglen Gold Club overlooks Lake King Wetlands

Lake King Wetlands at Rutherglen

Lake King was formed in the late 1860’s, its original purpose to provide the town’s water supply. Today it is…

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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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