Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 8 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE RUTHERGLEN A town built on gold, grazing and grapevines Located between Yarrawonga and Wodonga, just 10 kilometres from the Murray River, Rutherglen has a rich history of gold, grazing and grapevines. Early beginnings An important grazing area in the early to mid 1800s, the region's journey to wine stardom first began in the 1850s, when Lindsay Brown planted a four-acre vineyard. Discovery of gold in the area in 1860 led to the birth and rapid growth of the Rutherglen township. By 1863, the town already had a number of churches, a post office and school. Renowned wine region Following the gold rush, Rutherglen forged its prosperity through agriculture and viticulture, eventually becoming one of Victoria's most renowned wineproducing regions. It is home to internationally renowned fortified wines, robust reds and crisp whites. Today, there are 18 award-winning wineries within a short drive of the Rutherglen township, where you can visit cellar doors and meet fourth- and fifth-generation winemakers drawing on family tradition and modern techniques to create wines of exceptional flavour and quality. You'll also discover an array of fabulous restaurants, cafés, and local-produce farms. Discover more To find out more about the wonderful Rutherglen region, drop into the Rutherglen Visitor Information Centre at 57 Main St, Rutherglen, or go to There are 18 award-winning wineries within a short drive of the Rutherglen township. Photo: Visit Victoria MAIN STREET MOODEMERE STREET MAIN STREET HOWLONG ROAD FORTUNE STREET TOBEECHWORTH TOWODONGA TOWANGARATTA Police rutherglen3685 Welcome to Scan here for full detailed map