Rutherglen in the City returns to Melbourne's streets

At Fed Square's Atrium on September 22-23

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Taking in the atmosphere at Rutherglen in the City
Trying some of the wines, Rutherglen in the City
A Range of Winemakers of Rutherglen wines will be on offer


Following its successful debut last year, Rutherglen in the City returns to Melbourne on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018. 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 prebooking or purchasing tickets. For $5, Melburnians can wander through a curated cellar door setup 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

When: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018

Time: Saturday: 12pm-8pm and Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Where: The Atrium, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne

Cost: Free entry, $5 tasting fee, plus food, wine and cocktails 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. Rutherglen is located in the north east of Victoria and is only a three-hour drive from Melbourne.


Rutherglen in the City participating wineries:

  • All Saints Estate
  • Morris Wines
  • Andrew Buller Wines
  • Pfeiffer Wines
  • Buller Wines
  • Rutherglen Estates
  • Campbells Wines
  • Scion
  • Chambers Rosewood Winery
  • Stanton & Killeen Wines
  • Cofield Wines
  • St Leonards Vineyard
  • John Gehrig Wines
  • Valhalla Wines
  • Jones Winery & Vineyard
  • Warrabilla Wines
  • Lake Moodemere Estate



  • Melbourne (VIC)

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