Liquid gold

Winemaking has been a family tradition in Rutherglen since the 1850s and today fourth, fifth and sixth generation winemakers produce outstanding, award-winning wines. Vines came to Rutherglen along with the Gold Rush of the 1850s and today crisp whites, rich reds and world-famous fortified wines are produced with a unique regional character.Rutherglen is the unchallenged capital of fortified wines in Australia, with many of its great wines recognised throughout the world.

Grand brick buildings and wineries such as All Saints Estate and Fairfield House speak of the prosperity of the late Victorian era and the glory days of the 19th century. The crop of new, young winemakers respect the wonderful heritage of the region, and have added a new level of innovation, quality and excitement. 

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Rutherglen
Rutherglen
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411ha
Total vineyard area
122-592m
Altitude
36° 11'S
Latitude
330mm
Growing season rainfall
23.7°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
Climate
  • Classic Continental climate
  • Warm summer days and cool nights due to air flow from the foot hills of the Victorian Alps
  • Autumns are typically long and dry. Rain at harvest sometimes a threat. Spring frosts are an issue
Soil
  • Ranges from red loam over clay through to sandier soils depending on proximity to the Murray River

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