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Wine & Produce

it's wine country

Rutherglen in Victoria, just over the border from Corowa, is home to some of the oldest wineries in Australia, many of which began in the 1860s. Through strength, resourcefulness and hard work many of these wineries still operate today. These fifth- and sixth-generation winemakers are the characters behind the region’s famous wines, and often when you’re visiting – there are around 20 cellar doors to pop into – you get to meet the families behind the wines.

Visiting wineries in this region is a real treat, and a great way to discover something new and try some of Australia’s most iconic wines (fortified varieties are world famous). All of Rutherglen’s cellar doors are within a 15-minute drive from the centre of town, with many offering hampers, cheese boards, or fully-fledged cafes and restaurants.

Many of the restaurants and cafes of the region showcase local wines, meaning you can sample a few in one spot. The Blacksmith Provedore in Mulwala has a great selection and is in a lovely spot right on the lake.

Glorious food

Wine isn't the only gourmet hero in this region. Take the time to discover the amazing range of fresh produce and local delicacies. Grab some chocolate at Corowa Whisky and Chocolate (or get the kids to make their own), visit Gooramadda Olives and sample the fruit and oils, and – of course – don’t miss the chance to cast a line and catch your own. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!

Local Farmers’ and Craft markets showcase much of the local produce on offer and you’ll love the country vibe and friendly atmosphere. The Corowa Community Garden is open to the public. For a small donation you can stock up on locally grown fruits and veg. The colourful mosaic artwork scattered around the garden is quite the feature.

Fans of craft spirits will love the Corowa Distilling Co., which offers tours, tastings and sales of its impressive range of whisky. And if you’re stocking up for a picnic, even the local supermarket sells an impressive array of local food and wine.

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Corowa Whisky and Chocolate

This renovated 1920s flour mill will charm you from entry. Take a step back in time while sampling…

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Doc's Cafe

This modern café in the heart of Corowa is traditionally famous for creating hearty comfort foods…

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Blacksmith Provedore

Nestled on the banks of Lake Mulwala The Blacksmith Provedore is the perfect location to experience…

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D'Amico's Italian Restaurant

D’Amicos Restaurants are family owned and operated, located in the regional towns of Wangaratta in…

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Valhalla Wines

Valhalla Wines hand crafts wine using natural vineyard practices, traditional winemaking methods…

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Lilliput Wines

Lilliput Wines is the Lilliput among the Rutherglen wineries. They are the smallest of the wineries…

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Cofield Wines

Cofield Wines is a boutique, family owned and operated winery, located in the heart of the…

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Pfeiffer Wines

Pfeiffer Wines is a five-star, family owned winery that produce premium, handcrafted wines of…

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Stanton & Killeen Wines

Seven generations and 143 years young. Stanton and Killeen Wines specialise in big reds, Portuguese…

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Andrew Buller Wines

The Buller family's new venture at historic Cannobie, owned and operated by Andrew Buller who…

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Jones Winery & Vineyard

The team at Jones Winery and Vineyard are real people with real vineyards, making real wines and…

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Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store

Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store is ahead of the trend. Victoria’s wine canteens are a rapidly…

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The Wicked Virgin and Calico Town Wines

The Wicked Virgin and Calico Town Wines are located at Rutherglen, just two kilometres from the…

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Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant

Lake Moodemere Estate is immersed in the history of seven generations of wine producers. The Estate…

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Scion

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a creative and modern interpretation of the…

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Chambers Rosewood Vineyards

Honest Wines With a Sense of Place. First established by William Chambers in 1858, the Chambers…

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St Leonards Vineyard

Established in 1860, St Leonards Vineyard is a hideaway for wine and food lovers, on a picturesque…

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Taste At Rutherglen

Taste at Rutherglen is nestled in the heart of Rutherglen in one of the town's heritage listed…

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St Leonards Vineyard Café

Open on the first Saturday of every month for lunch, as well as Public Holiday weekends. St…

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Indigo Food Co.

Indigo Food Co. specialises in high quality cheese, produce and gifts. On the shelves you will find…

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Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate

The magnificent All Saints Estate hosts the renowned Terrace Restaurant awarded 'one hat' by the…

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Alister Tours

Alister has an intimate knowledge of the wineries and the people of Rutherglen. His friendly…

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Old School Cruises

Old School Cruises offer classic car tours. “Better than a bus, Cooler than a cab” Chose your own…

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Lil Tipsy Tours - North East Regional Winery Tours

Lil Tipsy Tours are all about fun, quality, class and value. With 15 years in the tourism Industry…

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Rutherglen Meat Co

Rutherglen Meat Co are passionate about meat, locally grown meat. Connecting local farmers with…