Rutherglen & Wahgunyah
The Rutherglen wine region is home to a strong tradition of passionate family-owned wineries, with some of the first vines planted over 150 years ago. Scratch the surface of this rich history to discover new & unique varietals and innovative next generation winemakers. Rutherglen’s low land and long, dry Autumns, combine to create perfect conditions for their rich reds. Their durifs and range of fortifieds are famous on the world stage, with many awards and accolades held by the various wineries. The wineries and cellar door experiences are tightly concentrated around the townships of Rutherglen and Wahgunyah, with the furtherest afield being a 15 minute drive away. Visit these welcoming cellar doors, and discover this unique and robust winemaking region of Australia.
The quaint village of Wahgunyah is situated on the banks of the majestic Murray River. While away an afternoon with a delicious picnic and a bottle of local wine at Willows Reserve with BBQ facilities, picnic tables and public toilets for your comfort. If you're up for some exploring, make your way to Grantham's Bend, situated on a sweeping bend of the Murray River, with access to the river for swimming and biking and walking tracks for exploring. Head a few kilometres south and you'll find the popular Lake Moodemere. Bird watching is a particular highlight with more than 140 species identified on and around the lake, or throw a rod in and try your luck in hooking the popular redfin.
One of the most popular ways to see the sites and taste the flavours of Rutherglen and Wahgunyah is on two wheels. Follow the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Rutherglen to Wahgunyah on the flat 6km leg, popping into cellar doors, cafes and restaurants along the way. Book a gourmet cycling adventure with the Seasonal Food Foray, collect your delicious food hamper and ride to cellar doors to sip matched Rutherglen wines.
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