Rutherglen is run by real people putting real time, energy and money into the place. The cellar door staff behind the counter have their own skin in the game: no one’s spending someone else’s money, every winery in the region is family-run. It’s a corporate- and stockmarket-free zone. It’s long been a big-hearted region making big-flavoured wines, and it seems there’s now more energy going into the finishing touches. This region needs to be on your list.

 

    • All Saints Estate

    • You hate to think where the region would be without the family behind All Saints – a leader of the area in many and varied ways. You have to visit – for food, wine and the whole shebang.