Rutherglen is the first town encountered when traveling west up along the Murray River towns. Rutherglen is one of the wine ‘capitols’ of Victoria. Red wines and the semi-fortified.

Originally a gold-mining town of the mid-19th century, Rutherglen Post Office opening on 1 November 1860,it has since developed into a major wine producing area, with 17 wineries all located within a short drive from the town centre, the best of which are highly regarded by wine critics (Halliday, Parker). The Muscat and Tokay styles are sometimes described as having no worldwide equal. The region produces a good port style of fortified wine. . One of the largest largest winery in the region is the Buller and Son Winery, located just a short drive north-west outside of Wahgunyah. Established in early 1900’s, it features wine tasting facilities.

The Rutherglen Wine Experience Visitor Information Centre, located in the town centre on Main Street, offers displays of the town's rich history, how wines are made, and comprehensive tourist information.

Rutherglen is the classic small Victorian town with most essential services.

All church denominations are represented. The Catholic big bold and new. The Anglican

Church was consecrated on 1887.

The hotels are the century old traditional pubs.

The War Memorial is located at the Memorial Park and is an impressive acknowledgement.

The Museum is the old school house and has an emphasis on the mining and early education area.

The Rutherglen area deserves a minimum of a couple days, particularly if you are a wine buff. Red wines more so in particular.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course