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Rutherglen

A visit to Rutherglen offers a taste of liquid history with internationally celebrated fortified muscat and topaque often generations in the making. The region is also famous for bold, rich reds made from shiraz and some of the most significant durif plantings in the world. Shimmering hot days and long dry autumns promote richness and the cool nights help retain fresh acidity. The local community is right behind the region, offering warm hospitality, delightful dining and accommodation options that capture everything from the quaint to the luxurious.
Nicole Bilson

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Campbells Wines

Star Cellar Door

(02) 6033 6000
campbellswines.com.au

In 2020, the Campbell family celebrated 150 years of winemaking on their historic site. Fifth-generation sisters Jane and Julie Campbell, managing director and winemaker respectively, now lead this iconic and innovative winery. It’s hard to single out the stars. Durif and shiraz take centre stage for the reds, with a strong supporting cast of tempranillo and malbec. In a region dominated by richness, the winery has developed a reputation for crisp, white wines led by its award-winning riesling. Tastings are held in the cellar surrounded by barrels more than a century old. For something special, book a private tasting in the Bobbie Burns Room, named for the gold mining trail adjacent to the original vineyards. Finish with a tutored tasting of muscat and topaque, wines that have earned the region and the winery international recognition. NICOLE BILSON

OUTSTANDING WINE: Campbells Grand Rutherglen Muscat, A$70 (375ml)

All Saints Estate
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR &
BEST ACCOMMODATION

1800 021 621
allsaintswine.com.au

Warrabilla Wines
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(02) 6035 7242
warrabillawines.com.au

Pfeiffer Wines
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE &
BEST ADDITIONAL CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE (True Muscat Experience)

(02) 6033 2805
pfeifferwinesrutherglen.com.au

Jones Winery
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(02) 6032 8496
joneswinery.com.au