It’s not every day you get to test run your next holiday, but with Rutherglen in the City you can now taste your next escape. Rutherglen is one of Australia’s most historic and iconic wine regions and they’re coming to visit.

Taking place on Sunday 18 August, Pialligo Estate, visitors to the all-star wine attraction will be privy to 16 cellar doors in the one location. You’ll have the opportunity to taste the warm personalities and iconic wines that the Rutherglen region is famous for.

After a charming day of sipping on attractive wines, you’ll be googling how far away the bounty of Rutherglen actually is, and how to get there asap. Situated in Victorian Murray River country and protected by the Great Dividing Range, Rutherglen is a picturesque, easy four-hour drive from Canberra.

The region offers visitors an effortlessly authentic wine experience and a true sense of escape. Touring the region is a breeze with all wineries in close proximity to each other.

Traverse the region with more than 150 years of winemaking history and become well-acquainted with Rutherglen Durif and Rutherglen Muscat. The Durif, originally from the South of France, is a red rare grape variety that has made Rutherglen it’s home since 1908. The regions cool nights, warm days and gloriously long, dry autumns has proven the ideal terroir for the Durif, resulting in wine varieties worth travelling for.

The world famous Muscat is a popular choice of the region. It’s aromas and the incredible depth of flavour make the wine style truly memorable. Rutherglen Muscat is revered world-wide, enticing both experienced and contemporary drinkers. Modernised, younger styles of the Muscat have become increasingly popular as a star addition to Rutherglen cocktails.

From fine-dining vineyard restaurants, to contemporary wine bars, warehouse restaurants and countryside French Brasseries, Rutherglen knows that fine wine should be accompanied by first-class food.

Whether you’re overdue for a getaway with friends or seeking a romantic escape, Rutherglen is full of hidden gems. Eat and drink your way through Victoria’s reputable lands, while visiting a collective of 19 wineries.

If you can’t make it to the region, Rutherglen in the City is coming to Canberra on Sunday 18 August. Rutherglen in the City provides a complimentary wine concierge service, so you can make your wine purchases from all your favourite wineries throughout the session and then collect all your sales in one go at the end of the day.