North East Tourist News

Rutherglen wine country

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THE Rutherglen winery walkabout tour is well known across the state, with friends and family members making a date every year to meet in Rutherglen on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend to join in the festivitie­s.

With 19 wineries in the

Rutherglen region, the only real way to get to visit them all in a weekend is to plan.

There are Rutherglen wine region touring maps available which can help immensely and the double sided ‘bible’ even gives you accommodat­ion options whether you like a traditiona­l B & B, selfcontai­ned option, or one of the local caravan parks, you’re sure to find something to suit.

The wines themselves are not to be missed with the Rutherglen region known mostly for its Muscat and Durif varieties.

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UNIQUE: Schmidt’s Strawberry Winery is the oldest strawberry winery in Australia.

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