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RUTHERGLEN

The historic Rutherglen region has enjoyed over 150 years of winemaking. The district has long been known for its vignoble dynasties and their rich and rare fortifieds. You will find sixth- and seventh-generation winemakers, building on tradition but exploring modern approaches. Together with a growing crew of boutique winemakers to complement the larger household name wineries, the region is experiencing a rejuvenation – in varietals and styles. Muscat, topaque, durif and shiraz now share tasting space with marsanne, roussanne, tempranillo and sangiovese.  Marcus Best

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Campbells of Rutherglen

Star Cellar Door

(02) 6033 6000
campbellswines.com.au

This iconic winery has a proud tradition stretching back to 1870. John Campbell left the nearby goldfields in search of his own liquid gold, planting a small vineyard. The adjacent Bobbie Burns mine gives Campbells’ oldest vineyard and flagship shiraz its historically colourful name. Fifth-generation Julie Campbell, winemaker, and Jane Campbell, winery manager, are the latest custodians. The cellar offers a beautifully presented range of wines, from the newer gewürztraminer, trebbiano and tempranillo varieties to the traditional durif and shiraz, as well as the must-try exquisite muscats and topaques. Special curated tastings can be arranged, such a Back Vintages Collection, a Durif Discovery or a Muscat and Topaque Classification. But the highlight is a Muscat blending session with the winemaking team. At the end you take home a bottle of your own prized elixir. 

TOP DROP: Campbells Isabella Rare Rutherglen Topaque, A$140 (375ml) 

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