Tastes of Rutherglen returns in 2018

To showcase the region's best on the 10th and 11th of March

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Autumn in the vineyards, Morris Wines, Rutherglen, North East Victoria

Autumn in the vineyards, Morris Wines, Rutherglen, North East Victoria [©Orlando Wines]

A Range of Winemakers of Rutherglen wines will be on offer
Stanton & Killeen fortified wine tasting
Sunday Bridge, Pfeiffer Wines, Rutherglen, Victoria
Campbells Winery, Rutherglen


Tastes of Rutherglen will return on 10 and 11 March 2018 to showcase the best of North-East Victoria’s celebrated wine and produce. The 2018 programme is set to be the biggest and best on record with a stellar line-up of activities and menus for the whole family to enjoy.

The progressive annual feast features 19 Rutherglen wineries with something to taste, sip and savour behind every cellar door.

Tastes of Rutherglen is the ultimate gourmet adventure offering food and wine enthusiasts the chance to discover perfect pairings of the region’s stand-out wines with local produce.

Tastes of Rutherglen is not just a food and wine lovers’ playground; the event gathers a huge range of things to see, taste and do for the smallest of foodies. While parents indulge in Rutherglen’s finest drops, little ones will be kept busy at each winery with kids’ menus, outdoor sports, play equipment, and quirky activities from feeding turtles to stomping grapes.

Wine-lovers with a thirst for knowledge will also be delighted by the wide variety of learning opportunities throughout the weekend including winery tours, coffee workshops, wine cocktail mixology classes, back-vintage tastings, and varietal masterclasses.

Festivities will carry on into the night with divine dinners, cocktails, pop-up bars and live music at several of the region’s wineries. With breathtaking surroundings and carefully curated menus, these authentic experiences are exclusive and not to be missed.

Tastes of Rutherglen tickets are $20 per person and include access to each of the 19 wineries.

Designated drivers will receive complimentary festival entrance, and tea and coffee, all provided by event sponsors TAC.

Visitors can explore the region with ease – be chauffeured from one cellar door to the next by TAC winery shuffle buses ($27 per day), or hop on a bus from regional cities ($37 per day).




Home to more than 150 years of winemaking history, the Winemakers of Rutherglen is an inspiring collective of 19 wineries from one of Australia’s most historic and authentic wine regions, Rutherglen – only a three-hour drive north east of Melbourne.

The Winemakers of Rutherglen include:

  • All Saints Estate
  • Anderson Winery
  • Andrew Buller Wines
  • Buller Wines
  • Campbells Wines
  • Chambers Rosewood Winery
  • Cofield Wines
  • John Gehrig Wines
  • Jones Winery & Vineyard
  • Lake Moodemere Estate
  • Morris Wines
  • Mount Prior Vineyard
  • Pfeiffer Wines
  • Rutherglen Estates
  • Scion Vineyard & Winery
  • St Leonards Vineyard
  • Stanton & Killeen Wines
  • Valhalla Wines
  • Warrabilla Wines


  • Rutherglen (VIC)

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