Join the excitement of Walkabout
RUTHERGLEN is always the “place to be” on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend (Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7), as festival-goers taste the latest new release wines across the 18 participating wineries and indulge in the excitement that is Winery Walkabout.
For just $30 wine lovers will receive their wristband and Winery Walkabout tasting glass that is valid for both Saturday and Sunday, and then they are set to spend the Queen’s Birthday Weekend tasting great wines and enjoying the fun at the region’s renowned wineries.
With crisp table wines, warming reds, and world-class, luscious muscats on offer, Winery Walkabout is a great way to taste and compare some of the best new wines from Rutherglen.
Along with the wine tasting, Winery Walkabout plays host to fabulous entertainment and live music, back vintage tastings, fortified Masterclasses, and delicious winery breakfasts.
On top of this, add some friendly community events like the great Australian barrel rolling competition down High Street in Rutherglen (Sunday, June 7), the Rutherglen Rotary Country Fair (Sunday, June 7) showcasing some 300 stall holders, and the infamous Rutherglen grape stomp (Sunday, June 7), and you have non-stop fun for friends and family of all ages.
Transport is easy over the weekend thanks to the TAC Shuttle Bus (just $27 per day) which leaves from the Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre in the middle of town, and circles around three bus routes and between all 18 wineries.
Festival-goers can hop on and off as they like in this safe and hassle-free way to tour wineries.
The Regional Bus for $37 per day offers return pick up and drop off to 10 regional towns around Rutherglen, and the TAC Shuttle Bus service is also included within that price.
As part of the TAC Shuttle Bus service there is also complimentary wine check-in.
Festival-goers are advised to buy tickets in advance on www. winemakers.com.au to avoid missing out.
A Designated Driver Reward Campaign, also sponsored by TAC, operates all weekend.
For more information, a copy of the 2015 Winery Walkabout program, or to purchase tickets call 1300 787929 or visit www. winemakers.com.au.
The Winery Walkabout is a big weekend for those who enjoy Rutherglen region wines.