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Wineries in the Murray Region Rutherglen

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.

Murray Wineries

Savour Murray wines at one the Region’s many winery cellar doors, including:

  • All Saints Winery - All Saints Estate has one of the most spectacular vineyard settings in Australia, located on the banks of the Murray.
  • Stanton and Killeen - award-winning small winery; chief winemaker Chris Killeen is widely regarded as one of the best vintage-port makers in Australia.
  • Pick your own strawberries and try some award winning strawberry wine at Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery in Allan’s Flat.
  • A family-owned producer of quality wines and non-alcoholic beverages, Robinvale Wines operate a modern winery along with 30 hectares of bio-dynamic vineyards at Robinvale.
  • Cape Horn Vineyard, Echuca-Moama, the vineyard was first planted with shiraz grapes in the 1860s, serving the thriving riverboat trade.
  • Chanter Estate & Military Museum - Enjoy the ambience of this 100-year-old church building which has been painstakingly relocated in the heart of Moama and now houses this boutique cellar door.
  • Morrisons Riverview Estate - Morrisons is perfectly located on the mighty Murray River just 2 km downstream from the historic Port of Echuca wharf. You can arrive by traditional means or jump on a paddle-steamer or a speed boat to arrive at the jetty.
  • Trentham Estate - Established in 1988 on the banks of the Murray River, Trentham Estate’s 50 hectares are planted with 16 varieties. The Murphy family, who own and operate the vineyard and restaurant, take pride in its award-winning and affordable wines.
  • Oak Valley Estate - This boutique winery is situated in Mildura, north-west Victoria, on the site of one of Mildura’s earliest farms, the Kia-ora Dairy. They produce unique traditional handcrafted wines and delicious estate-grown olives, olive oil, tapenade, jams and dried fruit.
  • Rutherglen and the Muscat Trail - The Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre provides a focal point for the visitor to Rutherglen. The centre includes a cafe’, wine tasting and fascinating exhibits showcasing winemaking and winemakers of the region. With 19 cellar doors in close proximity, its easy to spend a few days based in Rutherglen. The area is world-famous for its large selection of fortified wines such as muscat, port and tokay. Explore Rutherglen’s Muscat Trail travelling along quiet back roads and tracks used by cyclists. Ten wineries are included on the route, including many that have been family owned for over 100 years.
  • Monichino Wines - The winery was established by one of the first Italian immigrants in the Yarrawonga-Mulwala area. Monichino has the only regional plantings of barbera and Sangiovese grapes.

The Famed Rutherglen Muscat

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.

Sample Murray Region Wines

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.

Rutherglen Restaurants

  • The Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate presents traditional food that matches the ambience of this heritage-listed mock castle and the estate’s excellent wines.
  • The Pickled Sisters Cafe’ located at Coldfield’s Wines and serves great food matched with local wines. Try the grazing plate featuring local produce.
  • Café ( Rutherglen Wine Experience - Home base of Chris O’Connor, one of the Chefs of the Murray who has a passion for fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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