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Overview

Rutherglen

Discover the taste of history with a fresh palate in Rutherglen, a historic wine growing area invigorated by a crop of bold young winemakers. Take in stunning gold rush streetscapes on a quiet stroll through town and then explore the surrounding vineyards.

Quench a thirst

You won't go thirsty in Rutherglen, home to world-beating fortified wines, robust reds and crisp white wines since the early 1800s. Visit revitalised cellar doors and meet fourth and fifth generation winemakers drawing on family tradition and modern techniques to keep Rutherglen on the map.

Learn about winemaking and taste premium wines at the Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre. Explore the scenic winery circuit in a hired limousine or tour bus, or cycle the banks of the Murray River to wineries along the Muscat Trail.

Top tucker

Linger at cellar door restaurants like Tuileries at Jolimont Cellars, or settle in at picnic areas among the vines. Spend long afternoons in country pubs, and save room for the iconic Parker Pies.

Sample delicious local produce like lamb, honey, Murray cod, cherries, nuts and preserves. Pick up a picnic hamper or stock up on supplies to take home.

Visit in autumn for the High Country Harvest and celebrate the region's finest cuisine, wine and craft beer at more than 40 events over 10 days.

On two wheels

Pick up a bike at St Leonard's Winery and explore the Rutherglen region at your own pace. Join the Pedal to Produce Cycle Trail to sample the very best wine, fruit and produce at local orchards, wineries and cafes. Alternatively, hit the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and discover the grandeur of the iconic Murray River, from its lush banks in the north to the drier Murray plains. Ride past rolling vineyards and idyllic river landscapes and enjoy warm country hospitality along the way.

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Rutherglen

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Wineries

Pfeiffer Wines

Taste the products of the century-old cellars in an ambient and aromatic setting on the banks of the serene Sunday Creek.

Cycling

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

Wander through the beautiful and peaceful Ovens River Valley, enjoying views of the rugged landscape of Mount Buffalo and the Victorian Alps.

Local produce

Renaissance Chocolates

Situated in the wine growing region of Rutherglen, Renaissance Chocolates and Renaissance Farm Bed and Breakfast offers a unique chocolate experience...

Cafes

Parker Pies

Welcome to Australia's greatest pie shop, Parker Pies. Parker Pies is a family owned business located in the heart of Victoria's oldest wine region,...

Wineries

Campbells Wines

Make the most of over four generations of winemaking knowledge at one of the biggest family-owned wineries in the region.

Festivals

Tastes of Rutherglen

Sample award-winning varietals and fine regional cuisine, and then go behind the scenes to learn about all that goes into making world-class wines.

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Pedal to Produce

Ride through some of Victoria's most spectacular landscapes, then roll into town and reward yourself with a gourmet lunch made from local produce.

Food and wine

Local produce

Relish the High Country's homegrown produce at its freshest, or delivered to your plate by a passionate local chef and accompanied by a regional wine.

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