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Tastes of Rutherglen Returns in March to Showcase Region’s Best

Tastes of Rutherglen will return on 10 and 11 March 2018 to showcase the best of North-East Victoria’s celebrated wine and produce. The 2018 programme is set to be the biggest and best on record with a stellar line-up of activities and menus for the whole family to enjoy.

The progressive annual feast features 19 Rutherglen wineries with something to taste, sip and savour behind every cellar door. Tastes of Rutherglen is the ultimate gourmet adventure offering food and wine enthusiasts the chance to discover perfect pairings of the region’s stand-out wines with local produce.

Tastes of Rutherglen is not just a food and wine lovers’ playground; the event gathers a huge range of things to see, taste and do for the smallest of foodies. While parents indulge in Rutherglen’s finest drops, little ones will be kept busy at each winery with kids’ menus, outdoor sports, play equipment, and quirky activities from feeding turtles to stomping grapes.

Wine-lovers with a thirst for knowledge will also be delighted by the wide variety of learning opportunities throughout the weekend including winery tours, coffee workshops, wine cocktail mixology classes, back-vintage tastings, and varietal masterclasses.

Festivities will carry on into the night with divine dinners, cocktails, pop-up bars and live music at several of the region’s wineries. With breathtaking surroundings and carefully curated menus, these authentic experiences are exclusive and not to be missed.

Tastes of Rutherglen tickets are $20 per person and include access to each of the 19 wineries. Designated drivers will receive complimentary festival entrance, and tea and coffee, all provided by event sponsors TAC.

Visitors can explore the region with ease – be chauffeured from one cellar door to the next by TAC winery shuffle buses ($27 per day), or hop on a bus from regional cities ($37 per day).

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TASTES OF RUTHERGLEN: FAST FACTS

• Dates: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March 2018

• Time: 10am – 5pm daily, with additional dinners and evening events

• Tickets: Festival entrance $20 | Shuffle buses $27 per day | Regional buses $37 per day

• Purchase tickets: www.tastesofrutherglen.com.au

• View exclusive events programme: www.tastesofrutherglen.com.au/exclusiveevent

*Full programme available online from Monday 11 December 2017.

**Information & Images Supplied Courtesy of  Tastes of Rutherglen/Little Big Marketing – Jarryd Pentony

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Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News

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