Rutherglen’s wine and gourmet food festival
SET over two fantastic days in March, Tastes of Rutherglen is the ultimate food and wine weekend as leading regional chefs and local winemakers partner in a superb progressive lunch in NE Victoria on March 12-13.
Festival-goers can indulge in perfectly matched food and wine combinations as each of the 17 participating Rutherglen wineries, where a signature dish by a regional chef or producer is perfectly matched to the best wines of Rutherglen.
Meet the renowned and friendly winemakers behind Rutherglen’s world-class wines and discover the passion of North East Victoria’s local producers as the region celebrates vintage under sunny autumn skies.
Music, food, wine, family-friendly activities and fun seamlessly blend at what has become one of regional Victoria’s best festivals.
Festival entry is just $20 - which provides a festival wristband and tasting glass. Meal + wine tickets are available at $20 each (festival-goers may purchase as many as they like). Each ticket is redeemable at any of the 17 wineries to enjoy an incredible meal and matched wine.
Over both days, a range of events will take place at wineries including inclusive wine dinners, masterclasses, dinners under the stars, live bands and much more.
There is fun for the whole family, with plenty of wineries offering children’s entertainment.
Transport is easy over the two days thanks to the TAC Winery Shuttle Bus which circles between all 17 wineries, and festival-goers can hop on and off as they like in this safe and hassle-free way to tour the wineries ($27 per day,bookings online).
Shuttle riders can also take advantage of the free wine check-in service, too.
There is also a regional shuttle option with pick-up and drop-off also available in Wagunyah, Corowa, Albury, Wodonga, Howlong, Mulwala, Bundalong, Chiltern, Wangaratta and Yarrawonga ($37 per day, bookings online).
A Designated Driver Reward Campaign, also sponsored by TAC, operates all weekend with information available at participating wineries or online.
For more information, a copy of the Tastes of Rutherglen program, or to purchase Tastes Festival tickets and Food/Wine match tickets call 1800 622 871.
To avoid missing out book online now at www. tasteofrutherglen.com.au or visit www.winemakers. com.au.
All festival and bus tickets can be purchased online.
CHEERS: Tastes of Rutherglen is a highlight on the local calendar.