Known for wine, food, music and an active lifestyle Rutherglen is a gem in the north. Situated between some of the most picturesque and vibrant landscapes of Victoria, Rutherglen is a perfect balance between mountain and river life. The town has over 20 award winning wineries, outstanding restaurants, cafes and world class local produce not to mention some of the most beautiful camping, fishing, cycling, swimming and boating locations in Australia.
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Award Winning Wine
Rutherglen has been producing award winning wine since the 1850s and is now home to 18 wineries. The sunny landscape is ideal for many grape varieties and the area is known for Durif, Muscat, Tempranillo, Marsanne, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, Shiraz, and Tokay (Muscadelle). Enjoy a big red on the river or spend time doing a winemaking course on a weekend to learn from international medal winning winemakers.
You’ll never be bored in Rutherglen with a wide variety of events that run year round. From international stars appearing at a Day on the Green to wine and food at the Winery Walkabout and Tastes of Rutherglen to outdoors with the Rutherglen Regatta and Tour de Rutherglen. There is something to keep you entertained year round.
Rutherglen is known for cycling, camping, fishing and watersports. Head over to the Murray River and explore one of the world’s longest navigable rivers that stretches 2,700 kilometres from the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in north-eastern Victoria to near Adelaide in South Australia.