Rutherglen is a foodie’s dream, home to some of Victoria’s best producers and wineries. After the gold rush, Rutherglen blossomed into a prosperous agricultural town and quickly became one of the region’s most important wine-producing districts, specialising in muscat and durif. Only three hours’ drive from Melbourne, Rutherglen is perfect for a long weekender to really soak in its historic charm,  burgeoning food culture and good ol’ country hospitality.

 

A winery that is definitely worth a day in itself is All Saints Estate. Just 15 minutes from Main Street, on the banks of the Murray in Wahgunyah, All Saints is steeped in history and full of surprises around every corner. Drive through the statement wrought iron gate entrance and down the stunning driveway, lined with 130 year old English elm trees, and you’ll see a turreted red brick castle amidst historical buildings and manicured gardens. Then you know you have arrived!

 

Established in 1864, All Saints Estate is a family owned winery, owned by siblings Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown (children of Peter Brown, one of the original Brown Brothers of Milawa), a fourth-generation wine family. According to Eliza, “family that plays together stays together” and once onsite you can really feel a genuine passionate and comradery amongst the family and staff.

 

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