Victoria’s longest-running wine festival, will return to showcase the best of North-East Victoria’s wine and produce, on 9 and 10 June 2018.
For more than 40 years, the annual walkabout feast has attracted wine lovers to the Rutherglen region over Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The 2018 event will feature 19 Rutherglen wineries over two days, offering food and wine enthusiasts the opportunity to discover some of the region’s stand-out wines, including Rutherglen Muscat and Rutherglen Durif.
Those with a thirst for knowledge will be delighted by the wide variety of learning opportunities including back-vintage tastings, behind-the-scenes winery tours, and varietal masterclass experiences.
Must-try dishes over the weekend include Mexican street food from All Saints Estate, farm-grown duck sausages from Jones Winery & Vineyard, ‘low and slow’ barbecue brisket at Warrabilla Wines, and Dutch pancakes at Campbells Wines.
Rutherglen’s iconic wine varietals will also be reimagined in sweet treats including Rutherglen Muscat affogato at Andrew Buller Wines and Rutherglen Durif chocolate cupcakes at Lake Moodemere Estate.
Festivities will carry on throughout the region with the Rutherglen Rotary Country Fair taking place on Sunday 10 June, with lots of fun games to keep visitors entertained.
Visitors can also explore the region chauffeured from one cellar door to the next by TAC winery shuttle buses or hop on a bus from several nearby regional cities.
Home to more than 150 years of winemaking history, the Winemakers of Rutherglen are an inspiring collective of 19 wineries from one of Australia’s most historic and authentic wine regions, and only a three-hour drive north east of Melbourne.