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Rutherglen Winery Walkabout
Every June long weekend Rutherglen is home to the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout. The largest wine event of it's type now attracts over 20,000 visitors a year. Be sure to book your stay at the Vic Hotel early to enjoy this award wining festival. The winemakers' of North East Victoria join forces each year to show case their quality wines. Suitable for all ages, there is a host of entertainment and activities throughout the weekend, for details. Each of the wineries offers something different from reserve tastings of rare vintages, to live bands, produce markets, unique breakfasts or special dinners at various locations. During the festival weekend the main street of Rutherglen is filled with a variety of stalls for the Sunday Market.
Tastes of Rutherglen
Tastes of Rutherglen, every March restaurateurs and winemaker's of the region band together with some of Australia's best musicians to present this fabulous food and wine festival. For lovers of great wine, superb food, fantastic music this event should not be missed. It's a lot of fun, don't miss it! You can even be picked up and dropped off from The Victoria Hotel by one of the many bus operators offering tours of selected wineries
Young Bloods & Bloody Legends Weekend
An annual weekend in November, the Young Bloods and Bloody Legends Weekend offers a refreshing experience. For two lively days this November weekend is filled with frivolity, good food and great wine. The "Young Bloods" are the regions next generation of winemakers; together with the "Bloody Legends" of the region they host Wine Tasting Adventures, Twilight Dinner in the Vineyard and the ever popular Rutherglen Picnic.