Rutherglen Estates is a modern, contemporary winery with an enduring respect for tradition. With the recent respectful repurposing of the 1880’s Seppelt building into the new cellar door, and the addition of a stylish Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery, a new narrative for the winery has begun. Rutherglen Estates intelligently crafts true-to-style, award-winning alternative wine varietals. The fusion of talent and technology in the winemaking process results in wines of intense varietal ﬂavour, complexity and regional character, each with a personality that reﬂects the ground from which it has come. The award-winning wines are available for tasting in the fantastic updated cellar door, which is an amazing space that utilises and enhances the beauty of the historic winery building in which it is housed.
Also showcasing one of Australia’s largest collections of Aboriginal art and artefacts, the winery offers a unique cellar door experience. The Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery has more than 600 pieces on display, including paintings from widely collected and celebrated artists such as Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown, Frederick William ‘Billy’ Doolan Jnr, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Craig Charles and Djambu (‘Sambo’) Barra Barra, just to name a few. Operating as a commercial art gallery housed within the cellar door complex, the space offers free entry to curated exhibitions, which are presented quarterly.
In addition to the cellar door, the historic Seppelt building also houses the well-established and renowned restaurant Tuileries. Tuileries’ offerings include boutique accommodation overlooking a picturesque vineyard, a relaxed courtyard café, and a trendy wine bar, as well as conference and function facilities. Located within walking distance to town, the venue is a truly unique destination in which to relax and spend a few hours, or even a few days.
⇐ 2017 Rutherglen Estates Shelley’s Block
A blend of three French Rhône varietals – marsanne, viognier and roussanne – this wine displays the perfect affinity these varieties have for each other. Complex bright yellow stone fruits are harmoniously entwined with walnut aromas, supported with hints of cinnamon-like spices. Designed to be enjoyed while young and fresh, the characteristics of the varieties allow for the development of added texture and palate richness as the wine ages in the bottle.
⇐ 2016 Rutherglen Estates Durif
This is a full-bodied red wine for which Rutherglen has become famous. It is bold and fruity, with firm tannins that enable it to age well. In addition to berry ﬂavours and stewed cherry notes, it shows mixed fruit spice, liquorice, chocolate and cedar. Ideally partnered with a robust meat dish, this wine is enjoyable now and will age very nicely.
⇐ 2016 Rutherglen Estates Renaissance VRM (Viognier Roussanne Marsanne)
This elegant blend is a truly harmonious white wine. On the nose, there are delicate honeysuckle, apricot, ﬂinty, and tropical fruit notes, with stylish hints of cedar and toast from premium oak and lees contact.
⇐ NV Classic Muscat
This decadent and luscious fortifed wine displays aromas of raisins, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, dried fruit and nuts. Traditionally served after dinner, Rutherglen muscat is undergoing a revolution, and is proving to be a fantastic base for cocktails and an ideal aperitif. This NV Classic Muscat has an average age of nine years.
13–35 Drummond Street,
Open 10:00am–5:30pm daily
Tuileries Rutherglen – Modern Australian cuisine
Open from 6:30pm daily
Tuileries Le Café
Open 12:00pm–2:00pm daily
Weddings & Functions
Weddings & Functions
Function Room (Max 120 seated and 150 cocktail)
Tuileries Restaurant (Max 60 seated)
Tuileries Le Café (Max 40 seated)
Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery, online wine sales,
wine club and winery tours