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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, explore the surrounding vineyards, and enjoy outdoor fun in the nearby lakes and rivers.

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.

The outdoor life

From sun-soaked summer days to autumnal splendour, the Rutherglen region is the perfect spot for those outdoor adventures with the family. Cast a line in the Murray, pedal along the riverbanks or cruise the waters in boats, canoes and kayaks.

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 wine region

Rutherglen

Wineries

Jones Winery & Vineyard

Enter the original cellar of this family-run winery and sample delicious wines beneath the bark roof dating back to the 1860s.

Wineries

Cofield Wines

Taste a sparkling shiraz worth savouring, or stock up on table wines produced by this family-owned and operated winery.

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Chambers Rosewood Winery

Fortify yourself with world-recognised muscats and tokays or venture into the full range of dry to sweet whites and dry reds.

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Pfeiffer Wines

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

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Rutherglen

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Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Wander through the peaceful Ovens River Valley, enjoying views of the rugged mountain landscape.

Wahgunyah Ride

You'll pass by enough cellar doors, restaurants and cafes to keep you busy for a whole afternoon.

Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre

Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre is located in a township blessed with the...

Rutherglen Art Gallery

The Rutherglen and District Artists Society welcomes you to the Rutherglen Art Gallery, a very...

The Indigo Gold Trail

The rich history of the gold rush that shaped the towns and countryside of Beechworth, Chiltern,...

Winter warmers

All the red wine, art galleries, spas, fireside dining and hideaways you need for a winter wander.

Gooramadda Olives

Gooramadda Olives are located just outside of Rutherglen and produce nine varieties of award...

Rutherglen Winery Tour

Enjoy the Rutherglen wineries with Do It With Style Tours. Feel special as you are chauffeur driven...

Rutherglen Wine Tour

North East Vineyard Tours will pick you up from your accommodation between 9:45 and 10:15am. You...

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Pedal to Produce

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Restaurants

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