36 hours of Spring in Rutherglen

From the historic charm of Mount Ophir Estate to the acclaimed wines and bustling restaurants at All Saints Estate. Here's your perfect guide to spending36 hours of spring in charming Rutherglen.

Day 1 

9:00 AM: Arrive at Mount Ophir Estate

Begin your Rutherglen experience by checking intoMount Ophir Estate. Nestled amidst the rolling vineyards, this boutique accommodation combines historic charm with modern comfort. Take a moment to soak in the serene surroundings and let the anticipation for the exciting day ahead sink in. 

10:00 AM: All Saints Estate

Kick off your wine-tasting journey at All Saints Estate, renowned for its rich heritage and exceptional wines. Explore theCellar Doorand indulge in a guided tasting, immersing yourself in the distinct flavours of Rutherglen's signature varietals. Don't miss the award-winningMuseum Muscatrange, scoring 100 points in the Halliday Wine Companion annually. 

12:00 PM: KIN

Treat yourself to lunch atKIN, a culinary gem that celebrates the regions finest produce. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, Head ChefJack Cassidyhas a true talent for maximising flavour, umami and texture in his dishes. His inspiration is drawn from local and native ingredients like river mint, native ginger, Murray cod and Estate reared lamb. Every bite is a celebration of local gastronomy. 

3:00 PM: Relax at Mount Ophir Estate

Return to Mount Ophir Estate and take some time to unwind. Simply relax on the veranda with a glass of wine while soaking in the breathtaking views. This is the perfect opportunity to recharge before your evening adventures. 

7:00 PM: Dinner in Town

As the sun sets, venture into the heart of Rutherglen forThousand Pound Wine Bar and Store. This trendy hotspot offers an extensive selection of Rutherglen's finest wines, both by the glass and by the bottle. Chat with knowledgeable staff, who are always eager to share recommendations and insights about the regions winemaking traditions. The modern menu has a local twist and something to satisfy every palate. 

Day 2

9:00 AM: Breakfast at Mount Ophir Estate

Start your second day with a scrumptious sleep-in at Mount Ophir Estate. With sourdough, condiments and coffee provided you can ease into the day the right way. 

12:30 PM: Lunch at a Local Gem

For those seeking another fine dining adventure, Jones Winery Restaurant is a true portrayal of a local Rutherglen gem, with a Chef Hat to attest. Equally inspired by gastronomic traditions, native ingredients and the sustainability ethos of ‘waste nothing’, Head Chef Briony’s passion for her craft creates dishes that are expertly executed, with all components made from scratch to leave you in awe. 

Looking for a more casual affair? Located back on the All Saints Estate grounds,Bonnieis a family focused option with a pizza and wine offering for all to love. 

2:30 PM: Explore Rutherglen

Before bidding farewell to the town, take some time to explore Rutherglen further. Stroll along the charming streets, pop into local boutiques, or discover artisanal products in the many main street stores. You may even find the perfect bottle of wine to take home, a memento of your Rutherglen adventure. 

4:00 PM: Departure

As your 36 hours in Rutherglen come to an end, bid farewell to the picturesque landscapes and the warm hospitality that made your visit so memorable. Take one last look at the vineyards and head on your way. Raise your glass, savour each bite, and let the flavours of this vibrant region linger in your memory.