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Grape and wine production is a major industry in Indi.

From the King Valley Prosecco Road to the full-bodied reds of Glenrowan and Rutherglen, our magnificent vineyards draw crowds, win awards and contribute to many a merry dinner party across Australia.

As the famous saying goes: ‘Sydney may have a nice harbour but Rutherglen has a great port’.

The Rutherglen wine region, established in the 1850s, is one of the premier winemaking regions of Victoria and is famous for world-class fortified wines.

Tastes of Rutherglen is a gourmet food and wine festival being held this March Labour Day long weekend. It showcases 19 wineries. There will be wine tastings, live music, markets and kids’ activities.

I congratulate the Winemakers of Rutherglen for their organisation of this outstanding annual event and I encourage people from all over to come and enjoy the Tastes of Rutherglen. Extend your stay and take the opportunity to visit the many fantastic local tourist attractions and businesses right across North East Victoria.

Bring your empty esky and take away more than terrific memories. From Frozé to rosé, full bodied reds, a fine white or a sparkling shiraz, your weekend away in Rutherglen will be a little taste of wonderful!

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