Rutherglen in the City returns
Following its successful debut last year, Rutherglen in the City returns to Melbourne on September 22 and 23. Rutherglen in the City participating wineries:
This year, the collective of wineries from Rutherglen in north-east Victoria will converge at The Atrium in Federation Square for the two-day wine event.
Bringing the essence of Rutherglen into the heart of Melbourne, Rutherglen in the City will feature a pop-up wine and cocktail bar alongside 17 winery cellar doors.
Rutherglen in the City will offer more than the average wine tasting event without the hassle of pre-booking or purchasing tickets. For $5, Melburnians can wander through a curated cellar door set-up and taste wines from 17 producers, including cellar door exclusives.
Visitors can also purchase wine to take home, try Rutherglen Muscat cocktails (Muscat Nouveau Spritz and Hip Sip Muscat Fruit Cup), enjoy a bite to eat from two of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks (Happy Camper Pizza and Beatbox Kitchen), before settling in with a glass of wine from the bar.
Rutherglen in the City will provide Melburnians the chance to discover the distinct wine varietals that flourish in the region. Try the world-famous Rutherglen Muscat, bold Durifs, playful sparkling reds or alternative aromatic whites such as Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne and Ugni Blanc.
Rutherglen in the City will run from Saturday, September 22 (12pm-8pm) to Sunday September 23 (12pm-6pm). Entry is free with a $5 tasting fee – food, wine and cocktails will be at bar and cellar door prices.
About the Winemakers of Rutherglen: Home to more than 160 years of winemaking history, the Winemakers of Rutherglen are an inspiring collective of wineries from one of Australia’s most historic and authentic wine regions. • All Saints Estate
• Morris Wines
• Andrew Buller Wines • Pfeiffer Wines
• Buller Wines
• Rutherglen Estates • Campbells Wines
• Chambers Rosewood Winery • Stanton & Killeen Wines • Cofield Wines
• St Leonards Vineyard
• John Gehrig Wines
• Valhalla Wines
• Jones Winery & Vineyard • Warrabilla Wines
• Lake Moodemere Estate
Rutherglen wine will be showcased in Melbourne once again this spring on the back of a successful 2017 Rutherglen in the City event. Pictured is Scion Wine winemaker Rowly Milhinch pouring a glass, set to be amongst many Rutherglen winemakers on September 22 and 23.