Simply More Than a Cellar Door
Housed within the confines of the 1880’s historic facade is a modern and contemporary cellar door and stunning art gallery space – upon entering the space you can almost feel the vibe instantly slip into one of relaxation. Visitors can immerse themselves with a tutored wine tasting featuring Rutherglen wines and spend an hour or two enjoying the art gallery ambience, alternatively they can simply pop in and buy a bottle to take away.
Seated wine tastings have become the new normal thanks to their introduction during the pandemic, and the wine tasting experience at De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate can now be enhanced by additions such as cheese or antipasto platters. The cellar door offers guests the chance to explore the De Bortoli wine range beyond Rutherglen with wines from the Yarra Valley, King Valley, Heathcote and Griffith regions available for sale, including Australia’s most celebrated wine – Noble One.
Housed within the cellar door is the Aboriginal Exhibitions Art Gallery. The artworks form part of a private collection owned by esteemed art collector and gallery owner, Hans Sip. Hans has one of the largest private collections of indigenous artwork and artefacts in Australia. He is a proud supporter of the indigenous communities and has spent many years commissioning and collecting pieces to add to his collection. The exhibitions within the gallery change regularly with all items also available for sale. In addition, local produce, artisan pottery and wine related giftware complete the offering.