Hosted annually in the Victorian region of Rutherglen, the winery walkabout attracts a large crowd from both Victoria and New South Wales, to taste a selection of wines and muscats from the wineries across the region.

This year saw the 40th anniversary of the tour, with four winery route options, live entertainment, food and drink in each of the versatile wineries. Not to be missed was the show of fancy dress outfits on offer, which has become somewhat of a tradition over the years. A combination of pirates, James Bond, mimes, apres ski and more, the long weekend is a popular trip for locals and tourists alike.

Each winery offered a selection of wines to chose from and options to buy whilst on the tour. Those who were members were treated to additional tastings in the vintage cellars, whilst those without could sample the new selections on offer to the season including Riesling and Chardonnay making a comeback.

A great weekend for a group of friends, looking to try the wines and food that are on offer including gourmet breakfasts and lunch at the infamous All Saints winery and Campbells winery. Shuttles run to the twenty wineries across the two days, filled with revellers enjoying the festivities.

The Rutherglen offers a selection of events over the year, from private sessions to larger scale events. For more information on what’s in store, where to stay and activities out of season head to:

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Heather Kipling

Heather hails from England with over 6 years of fashion retail experience in PR, events and digital marketing. As a typical tourist, Heather is embracing all things Melbourne from travel, events, music, food and fitness whilst slowly becoming addicted to the Melbourne cup of coffee. Doing two new things a week provides a perfect foundation for a festival loving, Lifestyle Editor in the cultural capital of Australia.

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