10 of the best wineries and cellar doors to visit in Rutherglen
Rutherglen, in Victoria’s northeast, is one of the state’s premier wine destinations.
When it comes to shining stars, Rutherglen burns bright. The historic wine region, just three hours’ drive from Melbourne, is a haven for epicurean escapists and intrepid travellers alike.
Glistening plains and golden pastures fringe the highway into town, where the manicured village has retained its old-world charm, while sprawling vineyards stretch along the banks of the Murray River from Lake Moodemere into the rolling vine-blanketed foothills of the Great Dividing Range.
Once synonymous with big reds and fortified relics only seen in your grandma’s wine cabinet, these days, the inimitable region is asserting itself not only as a force to be reckoned with on home soil, but also as a key player on the global vine stage.
Here’s our guide to 10 of the best wineries to visit in Rutherglen.