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Foodies Assemble! We’ve Found Your Ultimate Weekend Away

By Ellen Seah - 14 Jan 2016

Rutherglen weekend away
Rutherglen weekend away
Rutherglen weekend away
Rutherglen weekend away
Rutherglen weekend away
Rutherglen weekend away

So, you’re back at work and sadly reminiscing about the festive season, and holidays gone by? Well snap out of it Listers – your ticket to the ultimate date weekend away is literally a few clicks away.

If you haven’t heard of the regional town of Rutherglen, we think it best you get acquainted – immediately. Located in Victoria’s northeast (just a three hour drive from Melbourne), Rutherglen is home to some of the finest local wineries and producers in Victoria - and in the best news we’ve heard all year (the whole fourteen days of it), Rutherglen is opening its doors to host the ultimate food and wine weekend in March!

17 of the best local wineries in the region will open their doors for Tastes of Rutherglen so that ticket-holders can indulge in premium regional food and perfectly paired wines all weekend. With wine-making secrets that stretch back over 150 years on offer, Rutherglen is a hidden Victorian gem just three hours out of Melbourne.

From traditional wineries to welcoming cellar doors, and fragrant spit roasts to elegant brunches, the opportunities for learning, premium wine tasting, and gourmet eating at Tastes of Rutherglen are endless for food ‘n wine connoisseurs (that’s you!)

Whether you’ve got that special friend or your bestest foodie bud, Tastes of Rutherglen is one date weekend you absolutely cannot afford to miss. After all, by then you’ll well and truly deserve a pampered weekend away. Plus there are bus services and accomodation options on offer - so you don't have to worry about drawing straws for a designated driver...

Tickets are sure to sell like red wine on a Friday night (we are in Melbourne after all), so be clever and book your tickets now Listers!

Taste of Rutherglen runs from 12-13 March. Get your tickets here.

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Editor's Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Rutherglen Wine and Tourism and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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