Rutherglen Estates was conceived with the ambition to redefine the traditions of one of the world’s best fortified wine regions, by producing premium table wines inspired by traditional, Mediterranean and alternative varietals. Through careful research and planning, combined with viticultural and winemaking expertise, Rutherglen Estates is now producing inspired varietals and blends from Viognier, Marsanne, Fiano, Savagnin, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Mourvedre, Grenache and Durif.
As a new kid on the block in a traditional wine making area what has been your biggest challenge?
It has taken us just over a decade to convince people that Rutherglen is capable of making some fantastic white wines in this traditional fortified and red wine-producing region. Our 2012 Renaissance VRM (Viognier Roussanne Marsanne) has been awarded a number of Trophies, Gold and Silver medals from wine shows across the country. Being a new company we were able to plant varietals that suit the climate as opposed to many other wineries with a history dating back a number of generations. We had a clean slate so were able to plant what suits, predominantly Mediterranean and Italian varietals.
What does Rutherglen Estates represent?
Rutherglen Estates represents passion, innovation, quality and reliability.
Did you know...
Rutherglen Estates cellar door is housed in the original Seppelt & Sons building that was built by George Hamilton in 1886.