Rutherglen wine region

Coordinates: 36°03′0″S 146°28′0″E / 36.05000°S 146.46667°E / -36.05000; 146.46667

Rutherglen is a wine-producing area around the town of Rutherglen in North East Victoria zone of the state of Victoria in Australia.[2] The area is particularly noted for its sweet fortified wines.

Wine region
TypeAustralian Geographical Indication[1]
Part ofNorth East Victoria
Varietals producedCabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Durif, Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Semillon, Shiraz, Tokay (Muscadelle)
No. of wineries18

Climate and GeographyEdit

Grapes and WineEdit

A wide variety of grapes flourish in Rutherglen thanks to its sunny and dry climate. Grapes grown in this region include Durif, Muscat, Tempranillo, Marsanne, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, Shiraz, Tokay (Muscadelle).[3][4]


Winemakers of RutherglenEdit

The Winemakers of Rutherglen formed into a membership based incorporated association in 1992. 18 wineries now make up the Winemakers of Rutherglen. Member wineries are[5] All Saints Estate, Anderson Winery, Andrew Buller Wines, Buller Wines, Campbells Wines, Chambers Rosewood, Cofield Wines, John Gehrig wines, Jones winery, Morris wines, Mount Prior vineyard, Pfeiffer wines, Rutherglen estates, Scion vineyard, Stanton & Killeen, St Leonards vineyard, Valhalla wines, Warrabilla wines,

Other Rutherglen wineriesEdit

In recent years,[when?] Rutherglen has seen a number of smaller new wineries emerge varying in size and production. Some have opted to open a cellar door.

  • Calico Town Wines
  • Lilliput Wines


  1. ^ "Rutherglen". Register of Protected GIs and Other Terms. Wine Australia. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson (2007). The World Atlas Of Wine (6th ed.). Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1-84533-414-7.
  3. ^ Tom Stevenson (1997). The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia (3rd ed.). London: Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 978-0-7894-2079-4.
  4. ^ Oz Clarke (1999). Oz Clarke's Encyclopedia of Wine. London: Websters. ISBN 9780316851572.
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