The Rutherglen wine region is located in North East Victoria. It is well known for its fortified wines and has a classic Continental climate. 

The GI is 998 km2 in size and has a total of 781 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Shiraz, Durif, and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Rutherglen Regional Snapshot 2020

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Rutherglen
Rutherglen
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781ha
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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