What to do and see in Rutherglen, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

September 16, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Discover the best top things to do in Rutherglen, Australia including Campbells Wines, Scion Wine, Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre, Lake Moodemere Estate, Warrabilla Wines, Gooramadda Olives, Chambers Rosewood Winery, Stanton & Killeen Wines, Morris Wines, Rutherglen Estates.
Restaurants in Rutherglen

1. Campbells Wines

4603 Murray Valley Hwy, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6033 6000
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Campbells Wines

Welcome to Campbells where 145 years of tradition, passion and experience all combine to capture the full flavours of Rutherglen. Our wines spring from the unique qualities of the Rutherglen Wine Region, five generations of knowledge and a dedication to innovation. We have a hands on approach and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Great wine takes time, so come and join us on a great journey and discover the secret of Campbells Wines.

Reviewed By GFtravellers-AUS

Wonderful winery. Beautiful setting with lots of shade and tables/chairs and grass for children to run. You can see all the oak barrels up close and meet Amelie the winery cat (who posed beautifully for photos). The staff were fantastic and took their time to allow visitors to taste as many wines as they wanted. A good choice or reds, whites and fortified wines. Well worth a visit.

2. Scion Wine

74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6032 8844
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Scion Wine

Scion is a dynamic and creative boutique wine business established in Rutherglen, North East Victoria. Visit our intimate cellar door, take a wander through our 8-acre vineyard and be guided through our tiny winery. Meet the makers and enjoy our quintessential Australian country setting, only 2km south of the Rutherglen township.Our fruit is carefully hand-picked, wines are innovative/non-traditional and are hand-made with a focus on quality. We specialise in working with the varieties Muscat and Durif, which have been traditionally grown in Rutherglen for many years.We have a distinctive lineage in the Rutherglen region: inspired great-great granddaughter Jan Milhinch and son Rowly established Scion Vineyard from bare earth, 'scions' of pioneering Rutherglen vigneron (1859) GF Morris.Since planting in 2002, Scion has won trophies and gold medals with their hand-crafted wines including Best Australian Durif awarded at the 2010 Rutherglen Wine Show and Best Fortified for 2010 as described by Jeni Port with their Sweet Durif. They have developed innovative styles using the famous Muscat grape variety, including the delicate Rose Muscat dessert wine, a dry aromatic Orange Muscat Rosé and drier aperitif fortified wine, a vintage Brown Muscat.Don't forget to find Scion Vineyard & Winery on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

Reviewed By mofarrell2015 - Melbourne, Australia

Thanks to trip advisor for helping us find this great & unique cellar door. It was the best cellar door we experienced in Rutherglen over the weekend and certainly amongst the more memorable of the many cellar doors we have visited elsewhere. We were lucky...MoreHi mofarrell2015, Thanks for sharing your experience, really glad that you enjoyed the Syrah, Durif and for supporting our Mosé project. Hope to see you back in Rutherglen sometime soon, Cheers, Rowly

3. Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre

57 Main St, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 1800 622 871
Excellent
56%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre

Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre is your first point of call when you arrive in Rutherglen. We have winery maps to help you navigate yourself around the region as well as further afield, we have a list of accommodation and will happily book you in to a place that suits your needs. We also have a list of restaurants, cafes and winery tour operators. Our gift and local produce shop stock a large variety of Rutherglen wines, local condiments and gifts that you didn't realise you needed until you saw them! We also provide tastings of our iconic fortified wines: -Tawny, Muscat and Topaque. Bike hire is available for 1/2 day or full day and include helmet and water bottle. We are an accredited Visitor Information Centre, opened 7 days a week 9am to 5pm (excluding Christmas Day)

Reviewed By Wendy Y - Callala Bay, Australia

Thank you for all your help in planning our stay in the area, awesome customer service and the ice cream was great too.Thank you for your positive review of the Rutherglen Information Centre. I am glad we were able to assist you with your stay in the area and look forward to helping you again soon ~ Nadine

4. Lake Moodemere Estate

12 Moodemere Road, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6032 9449
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Lake Moodemere Estate

Beautiful waterfront winery serving light luncheons and refreshments. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome outdoors.

Reviewed By Jonathan B - Daylesford, Australia

Great family business, good wines, nice indoor outdoor cafe, simple menu very satisfactory, dog friendly, recommended.

5. Warrabilla Wines

6152 Murray Valley Highway, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6035 7242
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 70 reviews

Warrabilla Wines

Warrabilla Wines is located in the historic Rutherglen wine region. Andrew and Carol Smith have built a reputation of producing formidable red wines of heroic proportions. A range of whites, reds and high quality fortifieds are on offer 7 days a week 10am - 5pm.

Reviewed By aussiepat2015 - Sydney, Australia

If like me you enjoy big flavoured and powerful wines, this is the place for you. Enthusiastic staff welcomed us with a full selection for tasting. They all have high alcohol levels so sample judiciously if driving. The reserve Zinfandel and Durif are spectacular.

6. Gooramadda Olives

1468 Gooramadda Rd | Rutherglen, Gooramadda, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6026 5658
Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 72 reviews

Gooramadda Olives

Gooramadda Olives is highly awarded within Australia and Internationally. We are located at 1468 Gooramadda Rd, Gooramadda Victoria 3685 just a short 10 minute drive from Rutherglen wine region in North East Victoria, Australia. Visit us and enjoy a Food Tour tasting estate grown olives, extra virgin olive oils, flavoured olive oils, Balsamic Vinegars, local cheeses,cordials for grown ups, worchester sauce and other gourment local produce. Olive and wine matching is also available. Release your inner gourmet as we share cooking tips and recipes ideas with you to indulge your taste sensations in your own home. The Cellar Door is open Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 10am until 5pm for tasting and sales.Midweek by appointment. We are licenced to serve and sell local wines and beer. We have an extensive range of locally produced fine foods, which includes locally produced cheeses. These cheeses include 2 types of blue cheese,double cream brie, Cheddar flavoured with bush tucker,greek fetta & persian fetta.We grow 11 varieties of award winning table olives and varietal extra virgin olive oil. Our extra virgin olive oils have won many awards including Gold Medals, Best Oil in Class:Sydney Royal & New York International Olive Oil Competition,Peoples Choice award at North East Victorian Golden Olive Awards,Sydney Royal Fine Foods and New York International Olive Oil competition. Gooramadda olives are hand picked. The day the fruit is picked is the day it goes into barrel to start its natural fermentation process preserving the full rich flavours of the olive. Our award winning extra virgin olive oils are cold pressed shortly after picking. Our table olives and varietal olive oils are available for tasting and purchase at the Cellar Door which is onsite. We also stock award winning fine foods such as local cheeses,balsamic vinegar, dukkah, beer,cider, wine, worchester sauce, plums in port,Frou Frou Cordials (used to mix with alcholol).We make a range of olive oil skin care products such as unfragranced olive oil soap, soap fragranced with essential oil,hand creme,skin softener, heel balm, massage oil & lip balm. We mail order and send our olives Australia wide. Call in to see us and enjoy an olive and cheese platter matched with local beer, cider and wines while overlooking our panoranic view.

Reviewed By Mary W - Melbourne, Australia

The locals in this area look after each other and they help visitors to learn more about the location. I visited here because a local woman noticed my dog, an Italian Greyhound, and suggested I drop in to Gooramadda where the owners have the same type of dog. They also have marvelous olives! I learned a lot about olive production & bought enough oil to last for six months. Definitely worth a visit.

7. Chambers Rosewood Winery

Barkly Street, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia +61 2 6032 8641
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Chambers Rosewood Winery

This rustic cellar door in the backstreets of Rutherglen is housed in a collection of rusty corrugated buildings.We have no Muzac and our idea of mood lighting is when the fluro doesn't come on. In spite of this the readers of Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine voted this as Australia's Top Cellar Door,in June/July 2012. We look forward to welcoming you.

Reviewed By Tony W - Melbourne, Australia

We were doing the Rutherglen wine trail and dropped into Chambers. This is quite different to many of the more commercial wineries around and so have a down to earth flair. They have some alternate blends that others in the area don't have. Well worth the visit

8. Stanton & Killeen Wines

440 Jacks Road, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6032 9457
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Stanton & Killeen Wines

Lush Gardens, a warm welcome, and a fantastic range of award-winning wines makes Stanton & Killeen a must-visit on your tour of the Rutherglen region. Walk amongst 100-year-old fortified barrels and taste your way through wines exuding generations of flavour. With over 16 French and Portuguese varieties, some rare and unusual, and a ‘5 Red Star’ Halliday rating, there are many reasons to visit S&K.

Reviewed By jebskulker - Sydney, NSW

Great serving staff, very friendly and attentive, and very helpful in suggesting which varieties to taste. Quite cool inside in contrast to the heat of summer. The absolute standouts for me here were the fortified wines, especially the topaque. Also, the sparkling red was fantastic.

9. Morris Wines

154 Mia Mia Rd, Gooramadda, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6026 7303
Excellent
83%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Morris Wines

Over 5 generations Morris Wines have developed an outstanding reputation for producing full bodied red's, magnificent vintage and tawny's adn highly awarded Muscat and Tokay. The Morris Cellar Door is a true icon of Australian design, located in the heart of the cellar, views of the century old storage casks & famous dirt floors, the Cellar Door provides an up close experience to winemaking.

Reviewed By Jan T

Morris is the benchmark in fortifieds in Rutherglen. A fabulous cellar, and fantastic wine tasting experience.
Do not miss this one. It is worth the trip from Sydney just to go to Morris of Rutherglen!

10. Rutherglen Estates

13-35 Drummond St | Tuileries Complex, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia +61 2 6032 7999
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Rutherglen Estates

Reviewed By mullinbill - Melbourne, Australia

We had lunch and breakfast here and found the food and service excellent a nice lookout over the court yard added to the pleasure we have eaten here before and find the quality still very good.

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