Photo: Grapes On The Vine - Mildura
Great wines, food and natural beauty is what makes the Murray region in Victoria. Rutherglen is situated here, with its famous Muscats and Tokay dessert wines, and the area is bountiful in fresh farm produce. All this makes for a gourmet’s paradise.
Bordering the Murray River and New South Wales, the wines produced here compliment the foods grown here. You can experience it all at one of the many fine dining restaurants and visit many of the wineries to sample and savour them yourself, even buy a case or two.
Savour Murray wines at one the Region’s many winery cellar doors, including:
One of the oldest wine growing districts in Australia, Rutherglen winemakers have been taking advantage of its fertile land and mild climate since the early 1800s.
Rutherglen is renowned for producing robust red wines that cellar well for many years and crisp, modern style whites, but is best known for its superb fortified wines, especially Muscats and Tokay Dessert Wines.
Rutherglen was once a major gold mining town and still retains its historic charm.
Wander along the main street lined with old timber buildings, verandah-fronted pubs and antique and bric-a-brac shops, bakeries and restaurants. Rutherglen is known for hosting impressive events such as the Winery Walkabout in June, the ten-day Tastes of Rutherglen Gourmet.
Murray Winery Tours
Hire a limousine or board a tour bus to explore the scenic winery circuit, or cycle along the Muscat Trail, past river red gums and secluded billabongs to the local wineries.
Visit the Indigo Cheese Company in Rutherglen. The Award winning cheesemaker Paula Jenkin produces a range of excellent gourmet cheeses including goat and cow-milk cheeses, specialising in French-style premium goat’s cheeses and offers cheese-education classes.
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