Your Ultimate Winter Escape

Plan Your Winter Visit to Rutherglen

Here we share our tips for making the most of your Winter weekend. 

July & August

Your Fireside Escape Awaits

Check in to one of the houses at Mount Ophir Estate fit with a fireplace. Upon entering The Gatehouse, The Lodge or The Residence, you will find a fireplace with kindling already split, the hard work here has been taken care of for you, so you can enter relaxation mode sooner rather than later.

When booking this July and August, take advantage of our Fireside package, which offers a special off-peak rate on accommodation, a complimentary Family Cellar Wine tasting at the newly renovated All Saints Estate’s Cellar Door, and a twin pack of wine to enjoy during your stay.

A Drink & a Bite

Taste the Region from Your Barstool

The first stop on the agenda is Thousand Pound Wine Bar & Store, where the wine list is long and the venue is cosy. The shared-style starters include Kingfish tartare with lime, pickled chilli and tapioca crisps; an elegant taster to the perfectly cooked porterhouse with All Saints Estate red wine butter that awaits as main. Finish off the meal with an Affogato, which is accompanied by a world-renowned Rutherglen Muscat. As for the wines, find an array of local family-owned vinos that act as an entree for what's to come during your stay.

Take a Stroll

Main St Coffee, Treats and Boutiques

The team over at Valentine's Bakehouse are good friends - they make great coffee and even better sourdough. In fact, we love their baked bread so much, that you will find Valentine’s sourdough ready to devour, back at your Mount Ophir Estate accommodation. Spend some time perusing the freshly baked treats on the shelves while you let the caffeine seep into your bloodstream…

Next, it’s time for a stroll down the street to check out some of the bustling local stores. Our favourite, The Wax Trade is a small boutique-style candle shop located in the middle of Main St. Specialising in home fragrance products, they hand-pour all their candles, reed diffusers and wax melts onsite.

Pop Over to Corowa

Chocolate and Whisky for Lunch

Across the border in Corowa, spend some time at the Corowa Distilling Co. With a restaurant that caters to breakfast, lunch, and dinner - the menu is perfect for any time of the day. At the chocolate shop, you can enjoy watching the team create chocolate in-house and stock up on delicious treats for your drive home. Make sure to book a behind-the-scenes tour and whisky tasting with the head distiller, to warm you from the inside out.

Saturday Evenings

KIN Winter Dinner Series

Head to All Saints Estate’s restaurant KIN for an evening of great food and wonderful wine. Executive Chef Jack Cassidy and the team are taking advantage of this quiet time of the year to experiment with creative, collaborative dinners held once a month on a Saturday in the cooler months. These special occasion experiences will have individual themes, and focus on experimental menus with interesting wine matches. A French feast is first up in July and boasts a menu with Southern origins. For updates and information, follow @kin.allsaintsestate on Instagram.

12pm Wednesday to Sunday

Long lunching with Bonnie

Heading back to All Saints Estate, it’s Bonnie for lunch. The modern take on classic-style pizza offers a produce-driven fair with a focus on flavour, fun and family. Sides featuring stracciatella and roasted potatoes fill your plate, and pots of local ice cream hit the sweet spot to finish. Ask the staff for their recommended pizza-wine-pairing, and relax into the afternoon in warm surroundings.

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Sample Fine Wine in a Castle

It's time to try some wine. You probably know the Rutherglen wine region for it's Durif and Fortified, but many unexpected varieties deliver a delectable drop. A choice of three carefully curated tasting experiences are available at our Cellar Door, to cater to any level of knowledge and taste. From Marasnne to Muscadelle - soak up the flavours of Rutherglen before we bid you farewell, until next time.

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For more information or to book any of these experiences call or email customer service on 1800 021 621 or [email protected]
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Discounted Winter rates for July and August at Mount Ophir and more.