Rutherglen is a historic region in North Eastern Victoria with a history of winemaking tracing back to the 1850s. By the 1880s over 3000 acres of vines are planted within the region and producing one third of Australia’s entire production. International shows success soon followed with awards in London, Paris and Bordeaux firmly placing Rutherglen on the world wine stage and a powerhouse of Australian production. The climate is strongly Continental, with very hot summer days and cold nights. When conditions are favourable, the exceptionally high sugar levels needed for fortified wines (and which power the full bodied red table wines) are attained. These great fortified wines are grown on a band of loam on the lower slopes of the gentle local hills, snaking its way around the centre of the town.
You can experience the very best of Rutherglen wine thanks to the GET FREIGHTED Cellar Door team. Wander through our virtual Cellar Door to explore the wineries and tastes of the Rutherglen region. You can then purchase the wine of your choice and have it imported internationally and shipped to your doorstep. The respected wine experts at GET FREIGHTED Cellar Door give you an experience that’s closest to visiting the wineries without ever leaving your home, and we deliver your wine fast thanks to our quick airfreight options.
Among Rutherglen's table wines, Shiraz leads the way, with deep-colored and full-bodied wines – often with higher than average alcohol levels. Select vignerons of Rutherglen produce the quintessential Australian wine style of Sparkling Shiraz. Other red varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon and regional specialties such as Durif and Mondeuse, which are often blended with Shiraz.
Begin your Rutherglen wine experience right here, and contact our team to explore and purchase from wineries not currently listed on our site.