Rutherglen in the City expands in 2019

To visit Melbourne plus Canberra and Albury

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Following two successful years in Melbourne, Rutherglen in the City returns in 2019 with an expanded program adding two new wine tasting events in Canberra and Albury.

This year, the Winemakers of Rutherglen - a collective of winemakers from the north east of Victoria  will converge at:

  • Pialligo Estate in Canberra on Sunday 18 August,
  • The Atrium at Federation Square in Melbourne on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, and
  • QE II Square in Albury on Saturday 9 November.

Rutherglen in the City will offer more than the average wine tasting event – it will allow wine enthusiasts the chance to immerse themselves in the bounty of a whole wine region while discovering a broad range of wine varietals and unique styles.

Taste more than 100 rare and boutique wines from one of Australia’s most undiscovered and alternative wine regions.

Discover something different at each pop-up cellar door and taste wine varietals that flourish in the region from 16 diverse wine producers, including cellar door exclusives. Try the world-renowned  Rutherglen Muscat or experiment with its versatility with a series of Rutherglen Muscat cocktails.

Explore the region’s most-celebrated red, Rutherglen Durif, and learn how each winemaker and generation has developed their distinct style; from dark and moody, to light and fresh.

In addition to meeting the winemakers and tasting a broad range of Rutherglen wines, visitors can expand their knowledge and their palate at a program of masterclasses led by Rutherglen winemakers.

Rutherglen in the City-goers will also be able to enjoy live music, artisan food, and stock up by purchasing wine they taste on the day to take home. The Canberra event will offer a free wine concierge service allowing guests to collect purchases from a number of wineries from one convenient location at the end of the event.

Tickets for the Canberra event ($35) can be pre-purchased now online at

Tickets for the Melbourne and Albury events ($10) will be available on the door only (no need to pre-purchase!).



When: Sunday 18 August 2019

Time: Two sessions, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Where: Pialligo Estate, Kallaroo Road, Canberra

Cost: Tickets - $35 pre-purchased or $40 on the door. Entry ticket provides a Spieglau tasting glass to keep plus all tastings over one session.

Masterclasses - $5 (must be pre-booked online) | Gourmet hampers - $45 (can be prebooked online) | Wine retail sales at cellar door prices.



When: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2019

Time: Saturday & Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

Cost: Tickets - $10 on the door providing a GoVino tasting glass to keep, all wine tastings, and free access to Masterclasses.

Wine retail sales at cellar door prices

 Food available to purchase



When: Saturday 9 November 2019

Time: 2pm-7pm

Where: QEII Square, Dean Street, Albury

Cost: Tickets - $10 on the door providing a GoVino tasting glass to keep, all wine tastings, and free access to Masterclasses.

Wine retail sales at cellar door prices

 Food available to purchase


About the Winemakers of Rutherglen

Home to more than 160 years of winemaking history, the Winemakers of Rutherglen is 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, a four-hour drive from Canberra and 30-minutes from Albury.

The Winemakers of Rutherglen:

  • All Saints Estate
  • Lake Moodemere Estate
  • Anderson Winery
  • Mount Prior Vineyard
  • Andrew Buller Wines
  • Morris Wines
  • Buller Wines
  • Pfeiffer Wines
  • Campbells Wines
  • Scion
  • Chambers Rosewood Winery
  • Stanton & Killeen Wines
  • Cofield Wines
  • De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate
  • St Leonards Vineyard
  • Valhalla Wines
  • John Gehrig Wines
  • Warrabilla Wines
  • Jones Winery & Vineyard | @winerutherglen | #ruthergleninthecity


  • Rutherglen (VIC)

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